Funnily enough was just thinking about this the other day, I would love something like that, seems more personal and less 'I was once a Beatle once'
I would love another Unplugged show.
Try and find a copy of the PPV of Halifax, it's worth your time...flaws and all (sorry Paul, you did hit a couple of clunker notes as evidenced on the PPV).
I thought from what I've heard that the PPV was complete and pretty much un-edited. If they edited, why would they leave the occasional sour note in?
I have a DVD of the PPV show, and I think there's one song missing. I can't remember what song it is though. Maybe you can find an audience recording somewhere to compare?
To put it bluntly, he isn't fully appreciated as a genius because he's still around. And I'm grateful that he's still making music. But Lennon is more often considered the musical genius - now anyways - is because he was taken away from us for no reason and the only thing we have is the music he left us. At least that's the way I see it. The worst part is that it's as if The Beatles is all he did and "Band on the Run" and songs of that sort just came out in some mysterious forgotten period of his career. Rarely is Paul ever the "ex-Wing". He's always the "ex-Beatle".
I got a book from the library called "Dangerous Laughter". It's a collection of 13 short stories by Steven Millhauser. It's really, really good. There's a story about people who begin putting domes over their houses. Then people put domes over entire blocks, then entire towns, and finally, by the end of the story, they are planning to buy a globe around the entire planet. There's another story about a huge tower built up to Heaven. So tall that it takes a lifetime to climb. There's another about a group of teens who laugh for hours, and it begins to become very dangerous, hence the name "Dangerous Laughter". I highly recommend it. I haven't finished it and it's due back in a few days, but I have another book I have to get done before school - A Northern Light. My mom read it for me and took notes on it, but I decided that it would be easier to read it myself and take notes and use hers as a guide. I started feeling guilty about not doing it myself. I had to read The Catcher in the Rye. Terrible!!! Holden goes around, calling people morons and phonies, and gets scared that he might fall off the Earth. He wants to catch kids from falling into adulthood. Oh please. He's apparently stuck between childhood and adulthood, and is unsure about his sexuality. Come on!!! Jump off the goddamn cliff already. (Hope nobody catches you!!!) And I also had to take notes on every chapter, and then after I read the book, I had to write "double-entry journals (whatever the hell that means), explaining 5 quotes. : Just finished that today. School hasn't even started yet and the teachers are already telling me what to do. : Overall - I recommend Dangerous Laughter. I discourage you from reading Catcher (the bastard who killed John read it. Which is why I refused to read it when it was first assigned.) I'll get back to you on A Northern Light.
I think a hi def is up now
I want a PM from you, please!
as much as I enjoyed the opening acts, I'm really only interested in having Paul's performance.
The girl that played guitar and fiddle was ok - horrendously bad guitarist, but FANTASTIC on violin! I thought Wintersleep was super boring. But Joel was incredible!!! I wouldn't mind having that performance either!
I didn't like Wintersleep at all... long guitar solos (not very good ones, either) and the occasional vocal which I didn't understand... but Joel Plaskett blew me away. He was great.
Found a clip of the PPV show on YouTube, "Flaming Pie":This is how all Paul DVDs should be. A focus on Paul and the band, with a few glimpses of the crowd, but not too many.
$20-25? That's a really good deal!
Here it goes: How can I possibly describe the greatest experience of my life in words? (Like that I guess.) It was thrilling, magnificent, awesome, beautiful, amazing, wonderful, great, energetic, and heart-pounding. It was amazing to see the bagpipe band on-stage behind Paul as he sang his most beautiful song ever, ?Mull of Kintyre.? It was the highlight of the show for me. Not only that, but he played ?Calico Skies? too! I love Flaming Pie (he played that one too) and I knew he doesn?t play it very often. Who cares if the live version is faster than the album version, it was awesome. As you probably know, Paul turned 67 this year. However, something weird occurred when he stepped on the stage set up on the Halifax Common. 67 became just a number, and Paul gained the energy of a man much younger than him. When he was masterfully strumming his bass and ripping out his best vocals ever, he hadn?t aged a bit since the Ed Sullivan Show back in ?64. He played for 2 and a half hours. Straight. There were no breaks half-way through. A 67 year old man played for over 2 hours and required no intermission. He came back twice to the delight of the crowd two times. I was wishing for a third. I was wishing that Paul would play well into the early morning hours. (?It?s the weekend!? ?It?s my show!?) He didn?t, but when I started to head back to the shuttle, I was speechless. I didn?t say much on my walk to the shuttle stop. It?s hard even now, days after the concert, to describe the incredible feeling of seeing and hearing a living legend play before my eyes. It was? magical, almost. There?s not a self-respecting critic on the planet that wouldn?t be amazed by what Paul did on that night. You know? many people have said going to the concert was a ?once-in-a-lifetime? opportunity?. I hope not! I want to see Paul again! It was great! Would I like to see new songs on the setlist? Sure! Hell yeah! I?ve been asking for setlist changes on this board long before I attended a concert. And when I was at one, it didn?t matter all that much what songs he played. (It?s not like they?re crappy Jonas Brother or Miley Cyrus songs. Each and every song Paul performed was a classic, even after being played a million and one times at countless concerts. Besides, he played all my favorites. ?Calico Skies?, ?Mull of Kintyre?, ?Day Tripper?, ?A Day in the Life?, ?Band on the Run?, ?Hey Jude? (oh God, I loved saying ?na na na na na na? with the other people in the audience), ?Mrs. Vanderbilt?? and every other song he played. Thank you Paul, you didn?t sign my arm, but you gave me a memory I will never forget. I have photographs to remember it, and I?ll replay the concert in my mind for many years to come. Thank you again.