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25 August 2013
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Have you created any fans for Paul? My supervisor at work likes classical music. I told her that I had some Paul McCartney cds for her to listen to. She looked at me like I had fish on my face. But after listening to "Working Classical" and then "Ecce Cor Meum", she has changed her tune. I just got "Standing Stone". I know she will like it too.

I got my mom to watch "Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road" with me on YouTube. She now thinks he is a very talented musician. She was very impressed.

I loved sharing Paul with them.

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I don't try and ''convert'' everyone I know to Beatles/any solo member fan, but if ever I have tried to introduce anyone to Paul's music, the reaction I've encountered has been one of ''no, thanks, I'm not interested''. I think the general opinion of his solo music is that it's all a bit cheesey, lovey-dovey and, well, quite poor in quality. Something which is a great shame, as many people are missing out on listening to the good stuff among that.

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I have gotten my mom and brother into Paul, but not really anybody else. I've gotten other people to like certain songs of his, but I don't try to convert people because that would be annoying (which I guess I am anyway, but whatever).

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Don't worry. I'm not going to brow-beat anyone over him. I will just share a bit of my joy with them and let them take it (or leave it) from there like I did with my library colleagues at that meeting and in the restaurant. Peradventure they might perk up and pay a little bit more attention when they hear one of his songs...an awareness thing.

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I don't browbeat people with any music, I put on whatever and if they don't like it its up to them to say so and i'll turn over. You only end up annoying them.

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So the day New came out,  and me and my cousin walked to school together that day, and I was playing New on repeat because it was really exciting and I love that song, and she likes it too, and my cousin has shown other people the song, and gotten other people to like it.

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Ha, if I had only friends/family who shared my musical tastes, I'd have like 1 1/2 friends!

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I have recreated myself as a fan of Paul - and as noted in another thread I have been disturbed to discover that he may be my favourite of the 4.

If you missed it (turn the page now if this is old news); I have finally bought the remaster stereo CD box set after selling my LP box 20 years or so ago (yes, it took a while for me to remember I had to do that).  I actually sold ALL my LPs back then (spousal pressures to save space).  So, spurred by the Beatles box I have begun to catch up on solo stuff as well, and I find I am wanting to buy more Paul CDs than those by the others.  I think I never forgave him for 'Silly Love Songs', which is about the only thing by any of them I truly dislike (and of course, I can't help humming it whenever I hear it - so maybe it's just the thought of it I dislike).

Sorry, I'm rambling - later *wave*

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You have a 1/2 friend, Von? What happened to the other half of him/her? Or is it that the other half doesn't share your musical tastes? :D

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I  just taught a library search skills session to a class of freshmen. The class instructor and I bonded during class when we each found out that the other went to an "Out There" tour concert. We told the students that we were hypnotizing them and that the would listen to the Beatles over Justin Timberlake.

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OK - 'Flowers In The Dirt', 'Flaming Pie' and 'Memory Almost Full' all ordered - can't wait - haven't heard any of them before.

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OK - 'Flowers In The Dirt', 'Flaming Pie' and 'Memory Almost Full' all ordered - can't wait - haven't heard any of them before.

I hope you have refrained from reading what other people say about them -positive and negative- so you can listen with fresh ears and mind and make your own judgements.

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^ Yeah, that's definitely true. There's nothing more disastrous than not liking/having a negative view of something before even listening to it.

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OK - 'Flowers In The Dirt', 'Flaming Pie' and 'Memory Almost Full' all ordered - can't wait - haven't heard any of them before.

I hope you have refrained from reading what other people say about them -positive and negative- so you can listen with fresh ears and mind and make your own judgements.

Yes indeed, as much as I could.  Some thoughts about their merits (or otherwise) have filtered into my noggin over the years, and I have heard a few of the songs on the 3DVD hits collection which I bought a while back, but otherwise they will all be like new releases - which is REALLY exciting :)

The same goes for the McCartney album - I have never heard that either, even though I had every other 70s McCartney LP 'back in the day'.  I am having a blast catching up with all this stuff.  I'm trying to do just one new one each day - and still have enough to last almost a couple of months.

 

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^ OK - add "Run, Devil, Run" and "Driving Rain" to the list.  Curse you ebay.  Who was it advised me to check out ebay in future? :)

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trcanberra said
^ OK - add "Run, Devil, Run" and "Driving Rain" to the list.  Curse you ebay.  Who was it advised me to check out ebay in future? :)

You're going deep now. I'm proud of you! I have those too.

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trcanberra said
^ OK - add "Run, Devil, Run" and "Driving Rain" to the list.  Curse you ebay.  Who was it advised me to check out ebay in future? :)

You're going deep now. I'm proud of you! I have those too.

Ha ha - thanks.  I can't get "No other baby" out of my head after watching some of the singles on the McCartney triple DVD set.

 

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Ha ha - thanks.  I can't get "No other baby" out of my head after watching some of the singles on the McCartney triple DVD set.  

Oh man, the video where he's in the rowboat? That thing is heartbreaking. Paul later said that he let the director "put a ring through his nose" on that one, and while that's not always the soundest strategy, on this particular occasion it really paid off, IMO. 

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Ha ha - thanks.  I can't get "No other baby" out of my head after watching some of the singles on the McCartney triple DVD set.  

Oh man, the video where he's in the rowboat? That thing is heartbreaking. Paul later said that he let the director "put a ring through his nose" on that one, and while that's not always the soundest strategy, on this particular occasion it really paid off, IMO. 

Yes - that's the one - i think I had it on repeat about 5 times the first time I watched it - and the 5.1 sound is just stunning.

Oh, and add "Off The Ground" to the list - that's 6 in the mail if the sellers all behave :)

 

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Oh, and add "Off The Ground" to the list - that's 6 in the mail if the sellers all behave :)

 

If they don't behave, we will have to play the torture songs to them (see the George Harrison thread about his music being played as a torture instrument). "Off The Ground" is the cd in my car right now.

On my mp3 player this morning while I was walking my dog, I listened to the album that Paul made for the Russians. All the songs are covers. http://www.paulmccartney.com/a.....oba-b-cccp

The instrumentation is good. The songs are interesting. BUT, FOR ME, mainly the words sung on this album are just a framework on which to hang Paul's voice.

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