Tag: Paul McCartney

How Many Times?

“You aren’t planning on doing this every day, are you?” asked my wife. Well…no, not really. Deep down, I knew that a $3-a-day, six-days-a-week habit was, like current state and national spending schemes, unsustainable. Yet so long as I had money in my wallet, I was finding it hard to resist the siren call of […]

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I Saw Him Standing There

Faster than a stolen base, more powerful than a grand slam, it’s… If there are supermen among us, one of them showed his strengths last night in the ordinary metropolis of Cincinnati. Paul McCartney, age 69, demonstrated extraordinary endurance while plowing through a setlist that mere mortals would sell their souls to have written. While […]

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Great Albums: A Parodic Quartet

I love music, and I have a special affection for cleverly written, expertly performed, lovingly produced tunes that not only deliver the musical goods but also take a satirical jab at convention with a dry sense of humor. Fitting that bill perfectly are the songs on four very different albums that never fail to amuse […]

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Group Dynamics

The Beatles:¬† indispensable leads,¬†colorful supporting characters, and no extras? Imagine the public outrage that would ensue if Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were to announce their intention to reunite and tour as The Beatles.¬† Though they would have no trouble selling tickets, a critical consensus would condemn the endeavor as false advertising, even though the […]

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