Sunday, 29 January 2012

Giving Sir Paul some credit

As I've mentioned before, I was once (and still somewhat am, those things never fully go away) obsessed with the Beatles. Still, I was never really interested in much related to Paul. His voice was my least favourite (too pretty!), his songs often seemed bland compared to John's and George's (Ringo is another story altogether).However, I recently came across two Paul-related artifacts that somewhat reconciled me with him.
First, this song. I'd recommend skipping to the middle, and then coming back to listen to the start:

Second, this silly interview with my 17 year-old favourite, Peter Doherty (those things never go away, although I'm a bit annoyed at some of the stuff he says in the interview, but that goes for McCartney as well!).

Still, one highlight, about Wilfred Bramble, who played Paul's grandfather in A Hard Day's Night:
Sir Paul: Dear old Wilfred. Later you start to realise he's an actor, but to us he's like a magic person. Now I can see that he actually got up in the morning, shaved and did stuff, but then he was just this magic guy. Wilfred was a fantastic actor but he would forget his lines sometimes. To us he was a God, and it was sort of embarrassing for him, but in a way it was fascinating.


  1. i found paul later myself...;))
    where are you at?

  2. I have to admit--I was hopelessly, helplessly devoted to Paul from the start. Twelve year old me, swooning over an impish grin recorded some thirty years prior! But I eventually came around and had subsequent obsessions with each and every one of them, heheh. These days I don't know that I could truly pick a favorite anymore, nor would I want to...though I do have a bit of a soft spot for old Ringo, obviously, albeit one that has less to do with his song-writing abilities ;n )

  3. If Jane: Sorry I didn't answer earlier, I was computer-less for a while, and then the exams and papers hit! How are you doing?


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