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23 December 2013
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mja6758 said

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The Graham Norton Show (18 October 2013) in four parts. Get it while you can, don't know how long it'll stay on YT.

Thanks for posting!  He's too adorable, love all of his interviews.  heart

He is good, isn't he? Good to hear you love all of his interviews. I watch as many as I can. I didn't realise Graham had that much of an overseas following, yet all these thanks for posting the links! What an adorable little Irish Leprechaun he is! a-hard-days-night-george-10

This is approaching his most famous moment, 6,500,00+ YT hits in the last few months. Guest, Will and Jayden Smith.

I just saw this now…  I was referring to Paul being adorable, not Graham Norton.  I had no idea who he even was before I saw this interview.  a-hard-days-night-john-3  He was pretty amusing though.  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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Holloway said
Hello everyone. This is my first post and I'm excited to be amongst a group of like-minded ladies! 

I wanted to chime in on the Jane Asher discussion from a few pages back. It was about 15 years ago so my memory isn't pristine. But back then Barry Miles did a reading/Q&A to promote Many Years from Now and he was asked what if any big changes Paul made to the book. Miles said Paul was pretty open but in the editing process he would take out mentions of Jane. Miles at first was confused because it wasn't the extended passages where Paul talked about Jane and their relationship, but the passing mentions. Like if Miles wrote, "Paul and Jane attended a play" Paul would cross it out and want it to just say, "Paul attended a play." Miles eventually figured it out; it was because Linda was ill at that time, and so Paul didn't want MYFN to become a book about all the glamorous events and parties Paul and Jane attended. 

That will always stick out in mind because it was back shortly after Linda's death, and Miles was the first insider who let on about how difficult the last few years of Linda's life were, via that and some other comments he made. 

Welcome aboard. Hope you find more fun in our "Paul" conversations sprinkled over the forum. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

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23 December 2013
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Yes, welcome to the board, Holloway, and thanks for the insight re: MYFN and Jane.

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3 February 2014
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Interview from a couple of years ago with Drowned in Sound about the Ram reissue. It was quoted out of context by other publications like the Daily Mail at the time, so I thought it might be good to link to it for those who haven't read the original. It's a great interview. I was particularly intrigued by his account of the influence of A Teenage Opera and Till There Was You on his songwriting.

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

7 March 2014
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 I saw a great interview on the Ronnie Wood show. Some great story between two legendary rockers.

 

Thats the complete episode.Hilarious story about John at 37 minutes, its a must see, sooo funnyyyy. Funny story about Gene Vincent at about 11 minutes. Funny story with Little Richard at around 15 minutes. If your a fan recommend checking it out. 

 

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Paul called a radio station to thank them for playing songs from his New album. The call turned into an hour-long interview. Such sweetness in this article.

Apparently, Sir Paul had been in Los Angeles shooting a new video for the song “Early Days” the day before, and spent the evening with “friends at dinner” according to Weindorf. Those friends regaled Paul with stories about KCSN, and how the station had been an active supporter of his new album “New”. McCartney called the label and asked how he could contact the station to say thanks.

“Paul’s call was so thoughtful, I found myself fighting back tears”, said Daniels. “He told us of how his friends all loved the station, and they told him that KCSN was playing a number of songs from “New” and he simply wanted to say thanks”.  The call turned into an hour long interview with McCartney discussing the emotional wave that The Beatles 50th anniversary had created in him, his appreciation for the multiple Grammy awards that he has just won, and how happy he was knowing that he felt he had a “real band” with his long-time touring group, Brian Ray, Rusty Anderson, Wix Wickens and Abe Laboriel, Jr.

McCartney disclosed that he was excited to begin work on a new project, doing the music for a new animated film, “It’s like being a kid getting to play with some of the most creative people in the world”, and how the thrill he gets from fan’s reactions means so much to him. “When people tell you that you wrote the ‘soundtrack to their life’, that’s pretty meaningful.”

Daniels echoed that sentiment, saying, “When Paul McCartney’s friends sing the praises of KCSN, and he feels compelled to listen and reach out to say thanks, it validates the support of our members and the hard work of our staff.  It really is a statement that radio can still touch hearts and minds, even those of the greatest songwriter of our time.”

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Ahhh Girl said
Paul called a radio station to thank them for playing songs from his New album. The call turned into an hour-long interview. Such sweetness in this article.

Apparently, Sir Paul had been in Los Angeles shooting a new video for the song “Early Days” the day before, and spent the evening with “friends at dinner” according to Weindorf. Those friends regaled Paul with stories about KCSN, and how the station had been an active supporter of his new album “New”. McCartney called the label and asked how he could contact the station to say thanks.

Crap, the one day I wasn't listening to KCSN. This is the station that played "Appreciate" when I requested it during their drive. Thanks for sharing, AG.

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From The Examiner:

New interview: Recently debuting on Amazon.com and iTunes is “Paul McCartney Interviewed by Johnny Black 2003." Paul talks about playing on tour, changing his setlist, being a boss and more. " Rocks Back Pages, which put out the interview, also has interview of Robin Gibb and the Cure's Robert Smith. (Thanks to Mike Rapsis.)

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

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parlance said

Ahhh Girl said
Paul called a radio station to thank them for playing songs from his New album. The call turned into an hour-long interview. Such sweetness in this article.

Apparently, Sir Paul had been in Los Angeles shooting a new video for the song “Early Days” the day before, and spent the evening with “friends at dinner” according to Weindorf. Those friends regaled Paul with stories about KCSN, and how the station had been an active supporter of his new album “New”. McCartney called the label and asked how he could contact the station to say thanks.

Crap, the one day I wasn't listening to KCSN. This is the station that played "Appreciate" when I requested it during their drive. Thanks for sharing, AG.

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If you find out they taped the interview and will re-air it or post it on their webpage or something, let us know.

 

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8 March 2014
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Here it is!

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I find Paul's interviews for the most part anti-climatic and uninteresting, not that Paul isn't a VERY interesting person, but that his answers to many questions come across as rehearsed or "politically correct", as in the example cited earlier on here on dismissing John's "wife beating".  There are some good ones scattered out throughout the years, however, and I find that his best interviews are those done in the presence of women for he seems more like "himself" (whatever that is!) and shows a side to him that appears more "natural" (for lack of a better word).  This interview alongside Tracy Ullman sticks out as one of the better ones:

 

 

I don't know what it is, but he seems more like a "Beatle" while flanking the ladies, this one with Lesley Ash is another example:

 

 

…:-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^^Those are a couple of my favorites as well. "We can't use you today, I'm afraid," LOL. Paul's a great one to watch for micro expressions; in the second one with Ash he seems to get a bit emotional for some reason around 11:35. At 11:45 he even looks like he might be tearing up. 

Interesting idea about him being more comfortable around women. He definitely tends to stick with the stories he's earmarked for public consumption. But his bearing on camera varies so widely appearance to appearance that it's rather an interesting phenomenon all on its own to analyze.

I loved the Jimmy Fallon interview he did a couple years ago for the BOTR remaster. He told a great comic version of the Mugged In Nigeria story. Sadly, I think they took it off YouTube when he did another Fallon interview more recently.

A few other good 'uns interview-wise are…

the two with Wogan:

(Note for fellow Americans: "Alsatian" is British for "German Shepherd.")

…and with Russell Harty:

IIRC he mentions his own tendency to fall back on the old stand-by stories in interviews in one or two of these.

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acmac said
"We can't use you today, I'm afraid," LOL. Paul's a great one to watch for micro expressions; in the second one with Ash he seems to get a bit emotional for some reason around 11:35. At 11:45 he even looks like he might be tearing up. 

 

Yeah, there's most certainly a switch in his mood from the quip at the passerby to the next bit, clearly something was edited out that appeared to strike an emotional chord in Paul, maybe Lesley asked him about John there and being 1983 perhaps he wasn't quite ready to talk freely about his death quite yet.

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Interesting idea about him being more comfortable around women. He definitely tends to stick with the stories he's earmarked for public consumption. But his bearing on camera varies so widely appearance to appearance that it's rather an interesting phenomenon all on its own to analyze.
 

He just seems to light up around women, which isn't all that extraordinary really for many red blooded males do shed their disguises around the ladies, probably because women can see through them anyway!  His interview on Oprah Winfrey is another that comes to mind.

 

 

There's five parts so I won't clutter things up here, but one can easily find the other four from this one…:-)

 

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Very cute interview with Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez.

 

 

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I love that. 

I love how he throws in the "Everton!" at the end. I love lots of things about that.

And Paul, you are a legend. The most legendary legend ever. Shut up and accept it.

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