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Questions you'd ask Paul if you could interview him
22 October 2013
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I've always wondered what his lifestyle is like in terms of waking hours etc. Does he live ''the British way'': dinner at six thirty, bed early in the winter... or did he give up that long ago when touring and work took over?

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22 October 2013
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fabfouremily said
I've always wondered what his lifestyle is like in terms of waking hours etc. Does he live ''the British way'': dinner at six thirty, bed early in the winter... or did he give up that long ago when touring and work took over?

That's British? My wife's been doing that as long as I've known her, and she's a West Virginia born-and-bred girl. It annoys her to death that my parents have dinner at 9 PM and sometimes later (really inconvenient when you have a toddler, though to their credit, they've learned to eat earlier when we visit them)- to her, that's "getting ready for sleep" time.

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22 October 2013
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wetsroosa said

fabfouremily said
I've always wondered what his lifestyle is like in terms of waking hours etc. Does he live ''the British way'': dinner at six thirty, bed early in the winter... or did he give up that long ago when touring and work took over?

That's British? My wife's been doing that as long as I've known her, and she's a West Virginia born-and-bred girl. It annoys her to death that my parents have dinner at 9 PM and sometimes later (really inconvenient when you have a toddler, though to their credit, they've learned to eat earlier when we visit them)- to her, that's "getting ready for sleep" time.

I didn't know that was the British way either. 

9 PM for dinner? I guess I could see for some occasions, but if I have a choice I'm eating around 5 or 6, the latest 7ish. It use to bug me when my mom would throw off my lunch schedule during the summer time. I would eat lunch at school around 11 or 11:30 (depending on the year). She would tell  me no you can't eat until 12 or later because she wasn't hungry. paul-mccartney

22 October 2013
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Regarding Paul's being a vegetarian...I've been a vegetarian since 1987 (not because of Paul). I do have to say that the smell of meat bothers me if I'm sitting at a table with a whole bunch of people eating meat. I actually got sick one year when I was a guest at the mess hall at Virginia Military Institute, and there were 1200 guys eating steak. I simply couldn't tolerte it. But, I cook meat for others (and use the kitchen fan). So, because Paul has been a vegan for so long, he may have a slight intolerance to the smell of meat. I hear he does request the people around him on tour eat vegetarian. Veggie burgers are great! Never had a tofurkey.

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22 October 2013
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mccartneyalarm said
So, because Paul has been a vegan for so long, he may have a slight intolerance to the smell of meat. I hear he does request the people around him on tour eat vegetarian. Veggie burgers are great! Never had a tofurkey.

Is Paul vegan? I thought he still ate dairy.

And my understanding regarding crew is that it's not just a request, but an enforcement. I posted an article in the news thread a while back about someone sneaking baloney sandwiches to the crew in Regina as an ill-advised form of "protest." :-|

Anyway, it's interesting as I was a vegetarian from 7th grade to 2nd year of college, and I still avoid red meat 90% of the time. A vegan friend of mine hosts an orphan Thanksgiving dinner every year, and she always has tofurkey.

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22 October 2013
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parlance said 

Is Paul vegan? I thought he still ate dairy.

And my understanding regarding crew is that it's not just a request, but an enforcement. I posted an article in the news thread a while back about someone sneaking baloney sandwiches to the crew in Regina as an ill-advised form of "protest." :-|

Paul was definitely ovo-lacto for many many years. Maybe he's gone vegan more recently; James is vegan, as was Mills, who wanted Beatrice raised vegan, too, I believe.

I think the rule on tour is no meat at "work" (backstage, on the bus, whatever), and of course the catering provided by Paul is veggie (and amazing, reportedly), but everyone's free to go off and eat meat on their own time if they like. Abe's a non-veggie foodie and has talked about delicious burgers and stuff he's tried in different places while on tour.

22 October 2013
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acmac said
I think the rule on tour is no meat at "work" (backstage, on the bus, whatever), and of course the catering provided by Paul is veggie (and amazing, reportedly), but everyone's free to go off and eat meat on their own time if they like.

Thanks for the info, acmac. Oh, yes, I meant that to be implied, sorry that wasn't clear. I can't imagine Paul being that tyrannical (or naive) to think he could enforce that off the clock.

Funny, the first Beatle dream I posted at this forum involved interning for Paul and trying out some of the vegetarian catering backstage.

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22 October 2013
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acmac said

parlance said 

Is Paul vegan? I thought he still ate dairy.

And my understanding regarding crew is that it's not just a request, but an enforcement. I posted an article in the news thread a while back about someone sneaking baloney sandwiches to the crew in Regina as an ill-advised form of "protest." :-|

Paul was definitely ovo-lacto for many many years. Maybe he's gone vegan more recently; James is vegan, as was Mills, who wanted Beatrice raised vegan, too, I believe.

I think the rule on tour is no meat at "work" (backstage, on the bus, whatever), and of course the catering provided by Paul is veggie (and amazing, reportedly), but everyone's free to go off and eat meat on their own time if they like. Abe's a non-veggie foodie and has talked about delicious burgers and stuff he's tried in different places while on tour.

 

Isn't Sean Lennon a vegetarian as well, if not a total vegan? Same for Dhani Harrison, I believe. Come to think of it, the only non-vegetarian Beatle was John, and it wasn't like he ate red meat all the time, either.

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23 October 2013
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wetsroosa said

fabfouremily said
I've always wondered what his lifestyle is like in terms of waking hours etc. Does he live ''the British way'': dinner at six thirty, bed early in the winter... or did he give up that long ago when touring and work took over?

That's British? My wife's been doing that as long as I've known her, and she's a West Virginia born-and-bred girl. It annoys her to death that my parents have dinner at 9 PM and sometimes later (really inconvenient when you have a toddler, though to their credit, they've learned to eat earlier when we visit them)- to her, that's "getting ready for sleep" time.

I dunno. I assumed that was British because I'm British and that's what people I know do. Obviously it's not exclusive to us :D

 

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Emily, I totally understand where you are coming from. Remember all those things I thought were just Americanisms?

Questions for Paul:

Can you think of a instance when you went against your gut feeling on a matter? How did it turn out?

What is something you were pressured into doing? Did you end up liking it or does it haunt you in the dark of the night sometimes?

24 October 2013
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I am almost positive that Paul is a vegetarian, not a vegan.  

Regarding the tour rules about no meat:  I might be a little bias being a vegetarian myself...  but seriously, if you don't want to give up meat while you are touring with Paul McCartney...  then don't tour with him.  Seems like a small price to pay (if you'd even call it that) to get to work for a legend.  Hell, I'd eat grass for all I would care!  a-hard-days-night-john-6

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24 October 2013
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LongHairedLady said
I am almost positive that Paul is a vegetarian, not a vegan.  

Regarding the tour rules about no meat:  I might be a little bias being a vegetarian myself...  but seriously, if you don't want to give up meat while you are touring with Paul McCartney...  then don't tour with him.  Seems like a small price to pay (if you'd even call it that) to get to work for a legend.  Hell, I'd eat grass for all I would care!  a-hard-days-night-john-6

Or say you're going to get some fresh air and scoff a bacon roll.

 

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Is there you would do over again?

What are you're feelings now on Phil Spector's Beatles work and on Allen Klein? Does it make you happier to know that you were right and that Klein was a con man or still sad because of the fallout both caused?

Do you have a specific routine set for each day or do you take it as it comes?

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24 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl mentioned Paul's doing something that went against his gut feelings and went ahead and did it anyway, and does it haunt him? I'd speculate that he'd admit he had a gut feeling that he should not marry Heather (ugh) Mills. He knew his kids hated her. Then, there was the fight at the Scottish castle where she threw the engagement ring out of the window. There were red flags all over the place with her. I think he was just too loyal to back away and break it off...so he went through with it. I'm sure that haunts him every day...he doesn't like to fail and he probbly feels like he failed at that marriage (which isn't true...he married Heather Mills...she is a train wreck in progress...he did not fail her.)

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24 October 2013
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But they say love is blind... He probably didn't have any sort of ''gut feeling'' about Heather otherwise, I think, as an intelligent man whos children don't like her either, he wouldn't have married her.

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24 October 2013
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Personally i think Paul was very vulnerable after losing Linda and Heather was around at the right time, unfortunately she proved to be a bitch (I was going to be kind but decided its not worth it). There probably was something between them at the beginning but as time went on her true colours began to show. Love is indeed blind and it's at times easier to see someone's true character when you're not that close to them, just as its easier to see past their faults when closer to them. 

Plus Paul's kids not liking Heather could be said to be protecting Linda's memory and entirely related to their mum and the fear of her being replaced.

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24 October 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Personally i think Paul was very vulnerable after losing Linda and Heather was around at the right time, unfortunately she proved to be a bitch (I was going to be kind but decided its not worth it). There probably was something between them at the beginning but as time went on her true colours began to show. Love is indeed blind and it's at times easier to see someone's true character when you're not that close to them, just as its easier to see past their faults when closer to them. 

Plus Paul's kids not liking Heather could be said to be protecting Linda's memory and entirely related to their mum and the fear of her being replaced.

 

I wasn't going to say anything at first either but this is a woman who is a compulsive liar, cheated on her first husband with their ski instructor, starting bashing Paul BEHIND HIS BACK to her friends about him almost the second after they were married, didn't attempt to get along with Paul's children that I'm aware of, threatened to leak audio footage of Paul in therapy talking about Linda... shall I continue? While I don't think Heather Mills is an evil person, I do think she has bad intentions at times and unlike the rest of us, takes the next step and acts them out.

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Should we take up contributions from the members of the forum and send that wax George head to Heather.

It's a good thing I didn't know who Paul Mccartney was while he was with Heather. i might be sitting in a jail cell somewhere in England.

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Ahhh Girl said
Should we take up contributions from the members of the forum and send that wax George head to Heather.

It's a good thing I didn't know who Paul Mccartney was while he was with Heather. i might be sitting in a jail cell somewhere in England.

Or we could make a wax figure of Paul and send it to her. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I would call her evil, but thats just me. I hate that one-legged pirate! 

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Heather made a fortune off of Paul, she's not getting one penny from me.a-hard-days-night-paul-11  Last i heard she was off training for the next Paralympics UK Ski-team with the best equipment and trainers.

Never liked the woman, always came across as a right cow in her interviews who thought better of herself and worse of others.

Wouldn't waste my time making her anything either.

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sky999 said

Ahhh Girl said
Should we take up contributions from the members of the forum and send that wax George head to Heather.

It's a good thing I didn't know who Paul Mccartney was while he was with Heather. i might be sitting in a jail cell somewhere in England.

Or we could make a wax figure of Paul and send it to her. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I would call her evil, but thats just me. I hate that one-legged pirate! 

That's an insult to actual one-legged pirates. They deserve better. Yarr.

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