This is a song that just gets better with age. A classic.
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RE: A VERY Happy 80th Birthday to PAUL!! (on June 18th)
Happy birthday Paul! You are a model of how to age gracefully and remain true to doing what you love.
RE: The "Paul Is Turning 80" articles are beginning!
80 Artists Pick Their Favorite Paul McCartney Song For His 80th Birthday
What is interesting is that most (not all) younger artists chose more "obscure" solo material from McCartney 2 (Check my Machine, Temporary Secretary, Waterfalls, Dark Room), Ram (Dear Boy, Ram On, Back Seat of My Car) and even Back to the Egg (Arrow Through Me).
RE: The Rarest Paul Song You Seen/Heard Him Perform Live
He played "Ram On" at Rio Tinto Stadium in Greater Salt Lake in 2010. He played it some during that tour, but it was so cool to hear a second song from Ram after hearing "Too Many People" in 2005.
RE: 2022 Grammy Awards
Paul McCartney is one of the greatest songwriters/composers that ever lived. People will be listening to his music 100 years from now. Who cares about the Grammys? (though I did want him to win).
As I said in another post, the Grammys whether we like them or not are a historical record of achievement. Paul's legacy with the Beatles obviously does not need a Grammy to help justify his greatness. The problem IMO is when it comes to his solo career there is not much to point to for future generations because with rare exception his albums/singles did not sell that well after Wings. A few Grammy wins would have at least highlighted Paul was more than just a Beatle and leader of Wings. There is no doubt in my mind that Paul's 50 years of music after Wings will be ignored and what a shame that is IMO.
I can see your point but I think a bit differently. 100 years from now, people will listen to his solo work without all the baggage that he has to deal with the past 50 years. Someone will listen to Tug of War, Chaos or Electric Arguments or Egpyt Station and just say what great songs are on these albums. In the 1980s, McCartney was so uncool but today, he is more accepted. Part of that is because all the nonsense that went down after the Beatles break up and how he was painted by the music press. But young people today don't care about that. My nephews are in their 30s and they used to make fun of my love of Paul but now they are asking me about solo Paul as in different times I have sent them something from Flaming Pie or Chaos or Egypt Station. I think in 100 years, they will listen to Calico Skies (for example) and think it is as good as something on the White Album and they won't care that it was not a Beatles song. Instead, a McCartney song will be a McCartney song. I least I hope that is the case. Of course, Paul even ignores the past 42 years since Wings broke up but I think that 100 years, people will listen to the Beatles and will discover solo Paul without the baggage of being an ex-Beatle.
RE: Is Paul really everybody's favorite Beatle?
Paul has been my favorite since I remember identifying the four Beatles on the album cover of the 1964 album,"Something New."
My mother said that when asked who my favorite was, I always said Paul (this must had been about 1968 and I was four years old). I love all four of the Beatles. John could make me laugh like no other (reading Lennon Remembers when I was about 16-17) and he was Paul's perfect creative foil. George's music, spirituality, anti-materialism, and gardening has inspired me and I am so happy to see Ringo happy and healthy in his 80s and I saw him in concert once and he was great. I don't like comparing this Beatle to that Beatle and saying this Beatle was better....
But Paul has been my favorite musician for the past 54 years. He has been a source of inspiration as a creative force and as a working class person who made it very big based on talent and drive. Our lives are full of ups and downs and the one constant for me has always been (beyond my family) McCartney's music. I cannot imagine what my life would have been without Paul McCartney in it.
RE: Junior's Farm
Some historical context of the song: McCartney arrived in Nashville on June 6, 1974 amid the US in crisis as President Nixon was going through impeachment hearings. On June 15, 1974, Woodward and Bernstein's book All the President's Men was published. The line in Junior's Farm, "Everybody's talking about the President. We All Chipped in for a Bag of Cement" refers to what was going on in the US at the time with Nixon. When he finally played the song in concert much later (during the Obama years I believe) he removed this line from the song which I always took as unfortunate.