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parlance
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10 July 2013 - 6.34am

Von Bontee said
Regrettable to think about but Paul's probably lost a lot more folks who meant as much or more to him than famous former professional acquaintances, however close they may have been. Being 71 years old means you've probably attended way too many funerals in your life. :(

Yes, I sometimes think about that with regards to my maternal grandmother. Before she passed at the age of 97, she had buried her parents, her husband, all of her siblings, all of her own children, and even a couple of grandchildren, not to mention friends and acquaintances. No matter how well-loved you are (she was very well-loved) that has to be a lonely existence. I can't imagine the strength it took to live through so much.

parlance

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 Vimeo or YouTube.

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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10 July 2013 - 7.24am

The Michael Jackson thing was a joke..

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10 July 2013 - 7.41am

My response to Funny Paper & LHL certainly seems to have re-enlivened the conversation!

As to MJ, unknown, don't worry. Joke or not, there's at least one other person here who may have said, "What about Michael?"

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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10 July 2013 - 11.14am

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The Michael Jackson thing was a joke..

 

When I first read that I thought unknown was referring to their creative time together.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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10 July 2013 - 2.29pm

Nah, I actually like his songs with MJ. 

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parlance
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10 July 2013 - 3.19pm

On an up note, The Examiner reports that Paul dedicated Happy Birthday on Sunday not only to Ringo, but to his dad, "Jimmy Mac."

(Avoid the link if you don't like concert spoilers.)

parlance

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 Vimeo or YouTube.

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Linde
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10 July 2013 - 9.36pm

I hate Say say say, haven't heard the other stuff he did with MJ.

Yeah I thought about that too. My grandma is now 84 and she has lost her parents, all of her siblings, her husband, all of her husband's siblings except for one (we were a very close family), nearly all of her friends and acquaintances. She only has about 3 friends left, of which one is seriously ill, one is seriously ill and dying soon and the other one is way older than her, so that might not take that long anymore either. Besides, one of her sons divorced and moved to the other side of the country, no one knows where, and another one of her sons moved to the other side of the country as well, with his wife and children, so in a way she lost them as well. She hasn't seen the divorced one in years and the other son visits twice a year, without children and wife.

It must be so hard and horrible not to have anyone anymore to talk to. Of course she has us, but you know, that's different, she doesn't have anyone to talk to about the good old times or whatever and she can't just go away to visit a friend or family. I really can't imagine how that must be, wow.

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10 July 2013 - 11.57pm

Cant stand any of the Macca/Jacko collaborations. Dreadful cheesy crap badly produced with abysmal lyrics.

 

I try and not think about death in the slightest. I know its a part of life but I don't want to go there. I have lost extended family and that was bad, just horrible - to lose someone incredibly close to you, a partner, child, friend, parent, whatever, must be truly horrific, God knows how terrible it must be to lose more eg lose your whole family. And then you have the circumstances of how it happens. I think, having no experience in it, its more just being there for them as no words can come close but what do I know.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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11 July 2013 - 2.49am

Linde said
I hate Say say say, haven't heard the other stuff he did with MJ.

Yeah I thought about that too. My grandma is now 84 and she has lost her parents, all of her siblings, her husband, all of her husband's siblings except for one (we were a very close family), nearly all of her friends and acquaintances. She only has about 3 friends left, of which one is seriously ill, one is seriously ill and dying soon and the other one is way older than her, so that might not take that long anymore either. Besides, one of her sons divorced and moved to the other side of the country, no one knows where, and another one of her sons moved to the other side of the country as well, with his wife and children, so in a way she lost them as well. She hasn't seen the divorced one in years and the other son visits twice a year, without children and wife.

It must be so hard and horrible not to have anyone anymore to talk to. Of course she has us, but you know, that's different, she doesn't have anyone to talk to about the good old times or whatever and she can't just go away to visit a friend or family. I really can't imagine how that must be, wow.

If you had the time, you could sit down with her one day a month to record her memories.  Have a recording device, and a notebook to jot things down, and just let her reminisce, and ask questions whenever you feel necessary.  She might have very interesting memories, historical as well as personal.

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11 July 2013 - 4.08am

I second the jotting down/recording memories suggestion. I did that with my grandmother. She was also very happy when I asked her to help me track her branch of the family tree.

parlance

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 Vimeo or YouTube.

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11 July 2013 - 7.39am

Speaking of Paul and his dad, I found a nice picture of them on tumblr the other day:

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"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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11 July 2013 - 10.18am

^ I love the video that picture is from; Paul and the rest of Wings returning to a Liverpool pub that he presumably frequented as a younger man and mingling/singing with all the old locals as if nothing had changed.

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'

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11 July 2013 - 11.36am

On a brighter note: Ivan and Paul shared the same birthday.

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LongHairedLady
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12 July 2013 - 5.31am

Ben Ramon said
^ I love the video that picture is from; Paul and the rest of Wings returning to a Liverpool pub that he presumably frequented as a younger man and mingling/singing with all the old locals as if nothing had changed.

That's right!  I love this video as well.  Isn't it from the 'James Paul McCartney' special from TV years ago?

.. and at 1:12, that thing he does with his smoke...  I love that.  I have tried to imitate it but dammit I can't do it.  ahdn_paul_01 That sassy bastard with his sassy smoking talents.  

"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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6 July 2016 - 12.04pm

Let's all take a moment today to soak in the meaning of this day. A most holy day on the Beatles calendar.

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6 July 2016 - 12.25pm

It was 59 years ago today...
Paul showed John that he could play
They are never goin' out of style
Neither fail to make us smile 🙂

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So let me just say "thanks" to you

That after all these years...

You're still the greatest baaaaand!!!  heart

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6 July 2016 - 3.07pm

Thanks @Eleanor Macca , I will never tire of thinking about their friendship apple01

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6 July 2016 - 3.25pm

...and lo the archangel Ivan said unto John, "Let there be Paul".

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7 July 2016 - 1.28am

Has anyone ever heard a song written about this day?

“Send John out first; he’s the one they want.”

~ someone said it, dammit.

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7 July 2016 - 1.30am

Zig said
...and lo the archangel Ivan...

...Should get a plaque or a statue or something.

What a debt of gratitude owed!

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