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"You Gave Me The Answer" contest on Paul's website!
28 February 2013
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unknown said

 

Not really the same, but I lost my great-grandma to pancreatic cancer last August, and there's never been anybody I have loved as much as her.

heart Cancer is so terrible, it effects so many people in it's many forms.  :(  

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I've always thought about that, too. Would the early Beatles like what they would become, or would they find it too strange? If you did that, then they e wouldn't have Sgt. Pepper's though, because they would see those songs as somebody else's. That would probably be mad confusing to them, too, since they would be hearing music that sounds like them singing, but they wouldn't know, and Paul had already written When I'm 64. 

Wouldnt it cause a time paradox and rip a hole in Time and Space? If you go back and play the '62 Beatles Pepper then there is a huge chance they wouldnt record the album in '67 so the '67 Beatles wouldnt make the album resulting in you not being able to take the album back and play it to them. This is the huge problem i have with the Disney film 'Meet The Robinsons'.

The problem and danger with time travel is that if you go back then any and every action you make can have a huge affect upon the universe from that time since every action has a consequence, be it small to incredibly humungous, therefore the present you were in when you left might not be the same changing your present before you left for the past as well as changing youre future and all events around you and your universe. Traveling into youre future will more than likely alter youre stance and attitude in youre present and the road, decisions you take, again resulting in the future being different to what you saw.

Therefore for me i would travel forward but stay from anything to do with my own life. And to take heed from Red Dwarf i want a time machine that not only allows me to travel in time but also change my location.

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28 March 2013
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New answer from Paul:

Today we're pleased to announce that the second question for 'You Gave Me The Answer' comes from James in ‘Blighty’ (for fans outside of the UK ‘Blighty’ is English slang for Britain):

James asks: "Who was the biggest influence upon your bass playing?" During a recent trip to the PaulMcCartney.com office Paul gave us his answer: "Thanks for sending in your question, James. The biggest influence on my bass playing was James Jamerson who played on many of my favourite Motown releases."

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28 March 2013
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meanmistermustard said

unknown said
I've always thought about that, too. Would the early Beatles like what they would become, or would they find it too strange? If you did that, then they e wouldn't have Sgt. Pepper's though, because they would see those songs as somebody else's. That would probably be mad confusing to them, too, since they would be hearing music that sounds like them singing, but they wouldn't know, and Paul had already written When I'm 64. 

Wouldnt it cause a time paradox and rip a hole in Time and Space? If you go back and play the '62 Beatles Pepper then there is a huge chance they wouldnt record the album in '67 so the '67 Beatles wouldnt make the album resulting in you not being able to take the album back and play it to them. This is the huge problem i have with the Disney film 'Meet The Robinsons'.

The problem and danger with time travel is that if you go back then any and every action you make can have a huge affect upon the universe from that time since every action has a consequence, be it small to incredibly humungous, therefore the present you were in when you left might not be the same changing your present before you left for the past as well as changing youre future and all events around you and your universe. Traveling into youre future will more than likely alter youre stance and attitude in youre present and the road, decisions you take, again resulting in the future being different to what you saw.

Therefore for me i would travel forward but stay from anything to do with my own life. And to take heed from Red Dwarf i want a time machine that not only allows me to travel in time but also change my location.

My sister was watching a TV show called Wizards of Waverly Place and the wizards went back in time to save their wizard lair. But if they saved it after time traveling, it should have been fine in the present because they had already saved it. But if it had already been saved, they wouldn't have a reason to go back in time, so they wouldn't go back to save it, but then it wouldn't be saved, so they would have to go back in time and save it… it's an endless cycle. But apparently that didn't actually happen in the show, so it's an unrealistic show. Then again, the show is about wizards, so it's already unrealistic…

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 It took me a while to underdstand that but, once I did, it was very funny :D

I think that's why you can't go back and re-write history on Doctor Who, or was that something do with being seen by someone…? I can't remember now, it's been so long since I watched it.

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fabfouremily said 

By the way, Egroeg Evoli, I've just seen you're signature. Love the first part! heartahdn_george_08

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parlance said
New answer from Paul:

Today we're pleased to announce that the second question for 'You Gave Me The Answer' comes from James in ‘Blighty’ (for fans outside of the UK ‘Blighty’ is English slang for Britain):
James asks: "Who was the biggest influence upon your bass playing?" During a recent trip to the PaulMcCartney.com office Paul gave us his answer: "Thanks for sending in your question, James. The biggest influence on my bass playing was James Jamerson who played on many of my favourite Motown releases."

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I don't know if I can do this every month, I probably sent in one thousand questions last month. I have to put in too much time and energy to do that, so I think I'm done with all that nonsense. 

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parlance said New answer from Paul:

Today we're pleased to announce that the second question for 'You Gave Me The Answer' comes from James in ‘Blighty’ (for fans outside of the UK ‘Blighty’ is English slang for Britain): James asks: "Who was the biggest influence upon your bass playing?" During a recent trip to the PaulMcCartney.com office Paul gave us his answer: "Thanks for sending in your question, James. The biggest influence on my bass playing was James Jamerson who played on many of my favourite Motown releases."

parlance

I don't know if I can do this every month, I probably sent in one thousand questions last month. I have to put in too much time and energy to do that, so I think I'm done with all that nonsense. 

Three James! James from 'Blighty', James Paul McCartney and James Jamerson =o

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unknown said

parlance said
New answer from Paul:

Today we're pleased to announce that the second question for 'You Gave Me The Answer' comes from James in ‘Blighty’ (for fans outside of the UK ‘Blighty’ is English slang for Britain):
James asks: "Who was the biggest influence upon your bass playing?" During a recent trip to the PaulMcCartney.com office Paul gave us his answer: "Thanks for sending in your question, James. The biggest influence on my bass playing was James Jamerson who played on many of my favourite Motown releases."

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I don't know if I can do this every month, I probably sent in one thousand questions last month. I have to put in too much time and energy to do that, so I think I'm done with all that nonsense. 

 

It does seem tiresome.

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If Paul was likely to give fairly full answers it might be worth contributing to. Surely each month he could spend a few minutes discussing a subject, rather than just providing a single sentence. For example, if he had a time machine he'd "Go back and spend time with my mum." OK, so what would you say to her, where would you go, what would you do together? Similarly, regarding the James Jamerson answer, which Motown songs in particular are favourites? Did any of his basslines directly influence McCartney's? It's not hard to do this stuff properly.

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^^ Great point, Joe.

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^^ Great point, Joe.

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Yeah, when he answered the first question, I was a little disappointed, but the second answer was even worse. It's a pretty lazy answer, which doesn't even seem complete.

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Should really be renamed 'you'll never answer my question' considering the amount of questions being asked and the slowness of Paul's responses (and lack of any real detailed answer). Will get fans to perk up their ears in Paul's direction, something he has been great at for years.

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I wonder if it really is Paul who answers them or does someone in his office just get the answer off him and put a sentence together, which would explain why they lack any real information. I would like to think the former but something tells me that Paul is too busy to be answering questions each month. Though, having said that, how long would it take to write a paragraph?

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I wonder if it really is Paul who answers them or does someone in his office just get the answer off him and put a sentence together, which would explain why they lack any real information. I would like to think the former but something tells me that Paul is too busy to be answering questions each month. Though, having said that, how long would it take to write a paragraph?

Given the near-constant interviews he gives, it's hard to imagine he can't answer one question a month for his own website.

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AFAIK it's his publicist Stuart Bell who does all his online stuff (including his Twitter feed).

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Third question answered:

April sees Paul answering the third question in the new website feature ‘You Gave Me The Answer’. This month’s question comes from Michael in South Africa.

Michael asks: “If you could re-live one day in your life what day would it be?”

We caught up with Paul during the rehearsals for his forthcoming all-new “Out There” tour which begins at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil this Saturday. Paul replied, “Thank you for your question Michael. If I could re-live any one day in my life it would have to be when any of my kids were born.”

I'm getting bored now.

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I wish the answers were longer.  They could also choose more interesting questions.  ahdn_paul_01

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Yeah, why would he pick the day his kids were born? Newborns are such drags; all they do is sleep.

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