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"Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song."
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9 August 2010
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I recorded/watched this on PBS recently. I thought the performers did a nice job covering the songs they did. It didn't hurt that Paul's band backed up just about each number. My favorite of the night was Elvis Costello's rendidtion of Penny Lane. The Marine who played the trumpet was amazing.

I have to admit I did fast forward through Faith Hill's performance. I have nothing against her - it's just the fact that she sang The Long And Winding Road. I'm not a huge fan of it when Paul sings it - I can't imagine liking it any more when someone else does.

In any event, here is a link to a site where you can watch it yourself. I'm not sure how long the site will be up, so if you want to see it, time is of the essence.

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9 August 2010
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10 August 2010
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Thanks so much for sharing this. There are some lovely moments.

I adored the acapella Hey Jude harmonies with the band before they all went onstage.

The good: Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris (who knew? Not me), all of Paul's performance. Barack Obama! What a guy. And Paul's band - what a bunch of great musicians. I swear they've got the best jobs in the world.

The bad: I can't stand Corinne Bailey Rae. Her music's so dull. Jack White was a disappointment. Ebony And Ivory: I can live without ever hearing that song ever again.

I didn't find The Jonas Brothers offensive. It's the first time I've heard or seen them. It seemed like a fairly unremarkable cover version, but I've heard worse.

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10 August 2010
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Gnik – I'm with Joe on this one - first time I ever saw/heard the JB's. They performed Drive My Car. The singing was nondescript, but Paul's back-up band was fantastic. The only parts I fast forwarded through were The Long and Boring Song by Faith Hill, Celebrations by Lang Lang and Ebony and Ivory. I'm all for racial harmony, but I just don't care for the song.

Sunii – I have to assume you are kidding. a-hard-days-night-paul-1Any time any politician is in the same room with Macca and Elvis Costello he is hardly the best part of anything.

Joe – That is the first time I ever saw/heard Corinne Bailey Rae. I wasn't too impressed with her rendition of the song, but I thought her voice was stunning. First time for Jack White as well. I still don't know what gender he/she is. Since (it?) did Mother Nature's Son, I have to assume it's a he.

I thought Got To Get You Into My Life was an intersting song for Macca to open with at the White House - especailly if the song is supposed to be about pot! That made me chuckle.

What did you think of the Marine on the trumpet during Penny Lane? I thought it was cool that he was the only one who received an ovation during any of the songs.

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10 August 2010
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The trumpet player was very good. I'm told it's pretty hard to reach those notes (it was once said that they slowed the Penny Lane tape down so David Mason could hit the notes in the studio, though that isn't true).

Jack White is the mainman in The White Stripes. I recommend De Stijl, White Blood Cells and Elephant if you like a bit of garage blues rock. Normally he's a fantastic performer but I think he chose the wrong song this time.

Corinne B R's voice is very good, but her music is dull dull dull. Put Your Records On was the big hit she had over here. It's nice enough but everything else I've heard her do has left me cold.

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Zig said:

Sunii – I have to assume you are kidding. a-hard-days-night-paul-1Any time any politician is in the same room with Macca and Elvis Costello he is hardly the best part of anything. 

I thought Got To Get You Into My Life was an intersting song for Macca to open with at the White House - especailly if the song is supposed to be about pot! That made me chuckle.


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Just Watched It, and My Thoughts:

Jonas Brothers were better than I expected

Elvis Costello was freaking fantastic

Faith Hill has the best version of The Long And Winding Road

I officially Hate Mother Nature's Son 

and Paul was quite funny in his stage Banter

 

Thanks Zig!

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