Saturday, March 10, 2012
Come and Get It
All right, so what do you do if you come into work an hour before everyone else and have nothing special to do while you wait. You a) grab some coffee and flirt with the girl down the hall, b) go outside for a walk, c) call your friend on the phone or spend the hour texting or playing on the computer, d) you prepare a demo of a song you've written and complete it, playing all instruments yourself, before your co-workers arrive. If you guessed D, then you understand what it means to be Paul McCartney and why he deserves every accolade he's ever gotten. Paul gave this to Badfinger, and they recorded it and got their first top ten hit with it. Basically, it made the group, and they re-used it in 1978 to get another recording contract. Just all in an hour's work for Mr. McCartney. Incidentally, according to a recent Rolling Stones article, he still goes to work at Abbey Road Studios early each morning and gets right down to business.