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4 October 2013
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* WogBlog posted a transcript of Paul's Twitter Q&A, and reports that Giles Martin will be at the Regent St Apple Store on Monday to play a sneak preview of the new album (he later tweeted it'll be at 7:30).

 

* One of the fans picked for the "Queenie Eye" video wrote about her experiences at the Maccaboard.

Finally, at about 6pm, all the extras were summoned into Studio 2. STUDIO 2! The holiest of holies! It really is like stepping into a time capsule – that familiar parquet flooring, the acoustic baffles on the walls, the control room steps – WOW. So overcome by all this was I that it took me a moment to realise that the subtle tinkling coming from the piano was none other than Paul himself, who was sitting there, casually jamming away. We were all spaced out around the studio – some lounging on the rugs, some perching on the control room steps, some standing up on flight cases. They then basically did about 5 takes of everyone dancing away to the song, with Paul at the piano, followed by close-ups of various featured actors (such as some long-haired pagan types, a group of urban youths, etc).

Paul, looking healthy and happy in blue, and was wonderfully relaxed and chatty throughout. To witness him sitting there, 'thinking out loud' on the piano between takes – IN Abbey Road STUDIO 2 – was, without one of the highlights of my entire life. He broke into the odd jazz standard, a bit of Babyface, and a chorus of Lady Madonna. Whadda man. A Hofner bass was propped up on a stand behind him. I let my mind ring with all the fly-on-the-wall studio chatter from back in the day, and it was as if the past fifty years just drifted away. Magical. And to top it all off, Peter Blake was sitting on a chair just behind me!

 

* A blog that describes the song itself.

Reportedly quite a trippy and fun song, Queenie Eye supposedly sounds like the hybrid offspring of The Beatles’ I A The Walrus from their Magical Mystery Tour album and Monkberry Moon Delight from one of Paul’s early solo studio albums Ram.

 

 

* Liverpool Echo story about an American fan who was flown in to donate her original copies of the first three Beatles albums, bought direct from Liverpool's Crease's Music Store.

 

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4 October 2013
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Paul will be doing a Q&A on Bang & Olfusen's new project, "The Living Room Tour" on Oct. 15 at 2pm UK time. Fans will be able to tweet questions. [x-posted to the upcoming album thread]

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5 October 2013
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[x-posted to respective threads]

* BBC interview with Paul. Among other things, he says the World Cup rumor is just that. And he talks about his track "Early Days."

When I write songs I don't always think I'm going to make a statement. On the day (I wrote the track Early Days) I was thinking about the past, particularly me and John in Liverpool in the early days so I just ran with that. I started to get images of us in the record shop listening to early rock and roll and looking at the posters and the joy that that gave me remembering all those moments.

So that song just evolved around that and then I found that one of the things that came was - you can't take it away from me, even though you can say 'hey this is what happened in Liverpool in the late 1950s but I'm going to say 'were you there or did you just read about it?' Because I was there and I was walking down that street - so it's that kind of song. It gets a bit of a dig at people who say they know what it was all about but they weren't there - but mainly it's just fond memories for me.

 

 

* Excerpt from NME interview with Paul:

"There's a huge period in the '70s - I couldn't tell you what was on the albums then," says McCartney. "It was a bit befuzzled. It was after the end of The Beatles and I was a bit like, 'Oh God, where are we gonna go now?' Trying to get Wings together. There are some tracks there. I've seen tracklistings and thought, 'I wonder what that one's like?'"

 

Promo for Ringo's upcoming children's book:

 

 

 

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Also, an interview with Paul's drummer, Abe Laboriel, Jr., at Huffington Post.

I didn't realize there was a Duran Duran connection. Cool. :-D

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7 October 2013
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* Posted at the maccaboard – UK residents have a chance to win a trip to see Paul in Tokyo through Amazon.
 
* A reminder that Giles Martin will be at London's Regent St. Apple store to preview Paul's album at 7:30. Paul's FB confirmed the event.
 
* From The Examiner: John's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced over the weekend, but the team responsible for its maintenance said it will be cleaned in time for Wednesday's birthday celebration for John.
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7 October 2013
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Paul's twitter announced: Paul will be performing live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight. Fans can tune in to NBC from 12:36/11:36c #whatsnew

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[x-posted to respective threads]

* The Examiner mentions that Paul will be on Howard Stern tomorrow. There's also a report on the LA and NY listening events.

* I'm not going to post every review of Lewisohn's book here, but the Mojo one in particular has some rare photos.

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Billboard.com reports that John's Hollywood Star was defaced.

8 October 2013
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Billboard.com reports that John's Hollywood Star was defaced.

Yeah, as The Examiner article I posted yesterday mentioned, they'll have it cleaned by tomorrow.

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parlance said

sky090909 said
Billboard.com reports that John's Hollywood Star was defaced.

Yeah, as The Examiner article I posted yesterday mentioned, they'll have it cleaned by tomorrow.

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Its cleaned :)

8 October 2013
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^^ Oh, good, that was quite a job they did on it.

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^^ Oh, good, that was quite a job they did on it.

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Yeah they did. I hope Capitol can find those people in the footage. 

8 October 2013
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You can hear Paul's new single "Queenie Eye" here at Direct Music.

Edit: More on the song at The Examiner.

Two versions of the song, an album edit (3:48), and a slightly shorter radio edit (3:28), and two short clips of spoken dialogue by McCartney were released. The first clip was a brief introduction by Paul to the song for use on radio. "Hello there, this is Paul McCartney on your local radio station loving being here. I'm introducing my new song 'Queenie Eye.'"

The second dialogue clip was a longer introduction with McCartney explaining all about the song to radio listeners.

"Now this song, 'Queenie Eye,' is based on a game we used to play when I was kids. You got to remember that's a long time ago and basically in kind of a poor area I was from. What you did you entertain yourself was go out in the street and play street games. There wasn't that much traffic, so you were pretty safe. And one of the games was called 'Queenie Eye.'

[x-posted to the New album thread]

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8 October 2013
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Also, The Examiner has a list of various celebrations for John taking place around the US.

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9 October 2013
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* Paul's interview with Howard Stern at YouTube. [x-posted to the New album thread]

* More on Paul's upcoming Living Room Tour interview for Bang & Olufsen at PR Newswire.

* At Metro, via BeatlesNews, an exhibit of John's drawings is going up in NY from the 9th to the 14th to raise money for Citymeals-on-Wheels.

* Part 1 of The Examiner's interview with Julian.

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* WogBlog reports on the release of a five-track sampler for Live At The BBC Vol. 2. [x-posted at that thread]

* Just a reminder that Mark Lewisohn's appearances in the UK begin today.

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A 4 beatles-signed original US White Album is to be auctioned reports the Beatles Examiner with the estimates for it being worth over $100,000. Can someone please become my financial benefactor please.

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Paul did a surprise show for some students in Queens today. Funny thing, a coworker mentioned this to me this morning, and I thought, "Wahhh?" From USA Today:

So your partner might get you flowers to mark your wedding date.

Being married to Paul McCartney ups the ante just a little.

"Happy anniversary, baby!" he said to his third wife, Nancy Shevell, as he performed Wednesday afternoon for a small crowd of mostly students at an album release party in Queens sponsored by iHeartRadio. The kids had been dispatched to an assembly without being told who their special guest would be. Color them surprised.

McCartney's latest album, New, is out Oct. 15. The event, which was not publicized ahead of time, took place at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. There, McCartney held what was billed as a "master class," followed by a Q&A with the high school students and a performance. Those unable to attend (which includes most of us) can listen in when the show airs across Clear Channel Media and streams on Yahoo! (Monday, 9 p.m. ET/6 PT).

He opened the show with The Beatles' classic Eight Days A Week, written by John Lennon and McCartney. The rollicking single New was a tribute to Shevell, his wife of two years. "My wife is in the audience," he said. "This is for you."

 

More at the link. [x-posted at the New album thread]

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Paul news

[x-posted at the New album thread]:

* Samples of the 12 tracks from "New" are up at All Music.

* More on Paul's secret show at the Meet the Beatles for Real blog.

Paul made an unannounced appearance today at a Fine Arts High School in New York.   Everyone is making it sound that the student's were called into an assembly and then surprise....Paul McCartney concert.  But the tip I heard was that there were rumors going around the school yesterday that Paul was going to be at the school today.    So while the students were surprised (who wouldn't be surprised if Paul McCartney showed up at your High School?), it wasn't a total and complete shock. 

More at the link.

* Interview with Paul for ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau posted at The Macca Report. Looks like it was part of a recent press junket.

 

Beatles Books:

* Via Beatles Blog: seven audio excerpts for Tune In from Mark Lewisohn's site are up at Soundcloud. [xposted at the book's spoiler thread]

* From The Examiner: Freedom to Marry has partnered with "The Fifth Beatle" graphic novel.

The book is scheduled for release on Nov. 19 by Dark House Comics. It will include an afterword by cartoonist Howard Cruse (“Stuck Rubber Baby,” “Wendel”) about his own experiences with the struggle for marriage and the connection between the Brian Epstein story and Freedom to Marry.

 

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* A friend sent me this link... Paul participated in a benefit tribute to Fela Kuti called Red Hot + Fela, available in stores now. Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive clip of his interview. [x-posted to the Paul interview thread]

 

* NY Post article on Paul's show at the fine arts school.

 

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