1 May 2011
I’ll wait till the full statement, not some papers reporting of it. All that nonsense about him being dead has made me far more sceptical.
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"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)
14 December 2009
How can Paul leave his band, they’re his brothers? They’re OUR brothers…sob
Why would Paul want to abandon the most creative, revolutionary quartet of artists the world has known? Was he dissatisfied? Has anyone scanned the “Abbey Road ” lyrics for clues?
What does this mean? If Paul doesn’t change his mind, will they replace him? HOW can they replace him? What’re they gonna do, get Jack Bruce or someone??
I can’t, can not, WILL not believe this is a final decision by Paul. We just have to hope and hope (and I might have to return to prayer) that Paul will come to his senses and get back to where he still belongs. The Beatles without him (or George or Ringo or John) are inconceivable.
Pray with me guys, to Krishna or Jesus or whatever higher power. I can’t write anymore, my nose and eyes won’t stop leaking…I need a Seconal
haha actually kinda tearing up here for real just like bebu
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One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney
15 February 2015
Well, Paul’s released an album, lads… all by his lonesome, unless you count the little baby on the cover (I guess it’s his child?)!!!!
I was walking to the bus station after work, I’d just got my pay, when I saw the cover in the window of the record store…
and I just dashed in and bought it on impulse without even hearing it. (This is the problem with me having cash money in my pocket and walking past record stores. ) I brought it to my cousin’s flat because I was sure she and her boyfriend would be interested in hearing it, threw it (gently) on the turntable, and
~ For anyone who hasn’t bought it yet, take note! If you want to hear it without any preconceptions, do so before reading my thoughts ~
I was profoundly disappointed – the album seemed to be nothing but scraps and demos, with only a couple of ‘real’ songs (‘Every Night ‘, ‘Junk’, and ‘Maybe I’m Amazed ‘)! I spent several minutes lying on the floor on my cousin’s shag carpet being angry at myself for buying the record without hearing it, at Paul for making the record, at Paul for making it without the other Beatles, at the Beatles for breaking up, angry/depressed at everything for the fact that we grow up and grow apart and the heroes of my teenagehood could have let me down like this, and overcome with nostalgia for the days when I would buy a new Beatles record as soon as it came out and never doubted that it would be good – I hoped the Beatles would be just as trustworthy in that sense apart as together, and I felt horribly disillusioned.
Finally I decided I wasn’t going to let the money I’d spent go to waste, and also I know that I take a while to warm up to things sometimes (believe it or not, I didn’t like the Beatles nearly so much at first!) and so I decided to give it another chance while I helped my cousin make dinner. It was surprisingly pleasant playing in the background while we puttered together in her funky little kitchen, and I found myself warming to the atmosphere of the record – kind of homey, laid-back, and a little silly, totally the opposite of Abbey Road (which was very glossy and well-crafted and grand). The songs were still running through my head this morning as I rode the bus home through the fields outside London, and I realised that they suited the landscape much better than the crowded city – it’s a very homey, rural-sounding album. I’m listening to it now and I know that I’ve completely changed my mind about it, and I’m glad I spent the money without listening to it – for I wouldn’t have bought it if I had.
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14 June 2016
So I guess this means the Beatles are no more???? What a sad day indeed! They were my favorite band!! I’ll have to check out some of this stuff they have been releasing by themselves. I gotta get my Beatles fix somehow.
At least we still have the Doors. They don’t look like they’ll be ending anytime soon. Jim Morrison is so talented. I have loved their new album they released back in February! Although, I still like Soft Parade better.
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2017:"He still remains active while being away."
5 December 2019
There’s so much dramatic irony and foreshadowing going on in this thread it feels kind of like I’m reading The Cask of Amontillado (but, y’know, with a lot less Carnival, Italians, fat drunk guys in a silly hat, sociopaths who can’t take a joke, and dusty wine cellars with places where one can conveniently brick in those who have done them wrong)
Okay I’m done interjecting and making weird and out-of-place literary references– please do carry on with your usual programming
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