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Polythene Pam

...but not today

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Kathryn O:

rumandlime:
~lady*madonna~:""On the day that I die I'd like bells to be rung
And songs that were sung to be hung out like blankets
That lovers have played on
And laid on while listening to songs that were sung"

It always seemed strange to me that he would repeat the words "songs that were sung" twice in one verse. Seems a bit awkward. JMHO

I strongly dissagree.i think the song 'end of the end' is pretty good although perhaps not as good as some of his greats.The lyrical/poetic content however is pretty awesome and easily paul's best set of words in decades.

the thing about the song is it invokes strong images of Paul's death and the reaction.

Of course. More people should write songs about death (or about their own deaths specifically). It's an important taboo to break. That's probably what impressed me about the song most.

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Nancy R:

nowords:do you like Gravy

Isn't most gravy made from the drippings of meat?!

Well then what kind of sauce do you like on your veggies.
love doris

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martinput:It's a bit of a twist and turn making like for like comparisons as the US Gallon is smaller than the Imperial (UK) Gallon.

I drive a diesel engined vehicle with diesel costing an average £1.3638 per litre according to http://www.petrolprices.com/

After several conversions that's $10.085 per UK gallon or $8.39 per US Gallon.

Most of which is UK fuel duty and VAT both of which have been raised by the UK Government recently by way of revenue generation (and supposed "green" disincentives to discourage fuel use and encourage alternate transport and lifestyle choices).

There is a growing lobby to get the government to review the loading of tax as the real price of oil is forced up by world demand as it is having a disproportionate effect on business.

There is talk of a fuel escalator formula that would stabilise the price at a fixed level by reducing tax levies as world oil prices rise - so long as we accept increased taxes again if oil prices fall.

Some way to go on that debate though.

Martin

Thanks for the conversion Martin!

Get that everyone? $8.39 in the UK 5 months ago, since when it's gone up quite a bit. Well over $8.50 by now I'm sure.

And it's the Americans - who pay half that, and cause most of the global warming - who moan!

Plus, I heard the other day from someone that as a proportion of average income, fuel actually costs less today than 20 years ago. Not sure whether that's true.

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Maxwell's Silver Hammer

I can't conceive

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The track is coming along. Here's the latest take:

http://soundcloud.com/jon-stammers/penguin-take4-20110808

Me and Magnus have begun work on a couple of sketchy ideas for songs, plus a cover of Macca's Hope of Deliverance, aiming towards how I think this song - which has such beautiful lyrics - should sound, although nowhere near achieving it yet I'm afraid...

http://soundcloud.com/jon-stammers/hopeofdeliverance-take2

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kapoo:

illwobble:The track is coming along. Here's the latest take:

http://soundcloud.com/jon-stammers/penguin-take4-20110808

Me and Magnus have begun work on a couple of sketchy ideas for songs, plus a cover of Macca's Hope of Deliverance, aiming towards how I think this song - which has such beautiful lyrics - should sound, although nowhere near achieving it yet I'm afraid...

http://soundcloud.com/jon-stammers/hopeofdeliverance-take2

always a pleasure listening in illwobble, good stuff. gradually inching towards Penquin perfection :cool: you have it pretty well nailed down. can you guys double track vocals and guitars on top of each other, just curious?

I totally could hear that song on a commercial or something. call Steve Jobs, he uses stuff like that!

Thanks again Kapoo. Can't wait to hear your cover too!
Hadn't thought of double-tracking, so no idea really. You can double-track your cover!!

What is this commercial thing?? I just don't get it but it's freaky because a friend who listened to it said pretty much the same thing independently. Very confused!

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kapoo:Regarding the cover, you have to give me some time on that one. Right now I?m out of the recording business. I?ve had the screws put on my career. My Flip camera broke but I need to learn Penguin, this is true. Once that happens I?ll figure something out.

Regarding the commercial comment, its got a memorable, advertisement-like jingle quality to it I?d say.. that?s funny someone else said that too! like the song creates a very defined ambiance or something, and that ambiance is really inviting. I swear Apple has used songs in that musical vein before in TV commercials. Unaffected vocal / guitar accompaniment, simple yet beautiful melody.

I noticed you whistle the solo in it. You do a nice job on the whistle, and its one of the rare cases I think a whistle might actually work in a song, in general. Usually don?t care for it, but it sort of ads to that warm inviting vibe the song has going for it.

Here?s a song of mine that I go whistle on, but I only whistled that cause I had no means to double track a guitar solo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTptgfaS4uA&feature=channel_video_title
I always start good whistling, but then lose it after a while..

I was in no way seriously putting pressure on you to cover my song, Kapoo, so do not feel you need to make excuses. It would be pretty awesome though! Especially if it was before I'd recorded my own definitive version!

My whistle is probably my best instrument really. I can sing ok, and can manage a bit of piano or trumpet if I practice a lot, but whistling I can do a lot more. I always whistle along with Dance Tonight and End of the End when I listen to MAF. I might even say I'm better that Paul in that dept, if I dropped my British modesty entirely for a moment!!

I really like that song of yours. Very nice work on that one. All your own work? Like the "lunar sea / lunacy" word-play a lot. I'm guessing that was your starting point when you wrote it?

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kapoo:

Inspector Sands:Much of the stuff off Chaos seems bad, Fine Line for instance sounds a bit like Bing's Accentuate the Positive, Riding to Vanity Fair and Anyway deals in trite stuff imo. English Tea... very twee, very me. It's like Paul is being faced down by Goodwich to no good effect.

yeah its like Godrich is all about leading the artist down the road of introspection and reflection on his albums.. but really its just the road to boring sounding songs aparently when he's doing it. I'm wth you there Inspector. I fault the production on Chaos just as much as the songs. Godrich should try hooking up with Enya.. they might dig each other. and i like some Enya I've heard, but I just think their styles might meet up there in the middle.

and thats it for this installment of 'ripping on Godrich's work on Chaos' I mean how many organs and string sections does that guy keep in his back pocket? someone hand him a guitar, explain how it works for Pete's sake. yeah its called a rock n roll electric guitar dude, lets put the xylophones and ambiant noises away for a second..

installment complete of course there are people who love Chaos and think Godrich nailed it, so you just never know. I don't think the lyrics on it are anything special. the tracks are way more lyrical than melodical too, which makes for a conundrum. (sp?)

Ooh, Kapoo! Such uncalled for heretical remarks on a thread entitled "worst line from a McCartney song"! We have very different taste, obviously! Your dissing the beautiful songs on Chaos makes me almost worry about the fact you like my Penguin song so much!

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I'd love to somehow (legally) get the track I want you to fly without paying £10 or more for the single track. How soon will I be able to get it? Not for 3 or 4 years?

I don't quite get it. It's not like MPL get money by people forking out silly prices for second-hand CD singles, is it? Why not make tracks like this (or Tropic Island Hum, for instance?) available for download (or in some other way)?

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