Monday, July 22, 2013

Paul Meets Katy Perry

Sir Paul and the Teenage Dream Girl

Paul still gets around. Here he is with Katy Perry. All we can say is, some guys have all the luck!

Paul McCartney Katy Perry

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Helter Skelter - 12-minute Beatles Version

Nobody needs me to tell them that The Beatles were terrific. However, the more you get into them, the more realize that their big radio hits were just the icing on the cake.

This version of "Helter Skelter" is just mind-blowing in its precision and McCartney's ability to hit just the right tone with an extremely difficult vocal. Add in some terrific guitar work by George Harrison, the right deliberate pacing by Ringo, and Lennon chipping in some nice guitar work as well, and this is quite possibly the most towering Beatles song of them all. When you realize that this was the same time that Paul was working up "Martha My Dear," you realize this is no ordinary talent at all. This is the birth of heavy metal to boot.

Unfortunately, Paul no longer really has the voice for "Helter Skelter," and in any event he rushes it in concert. The White Album version is fine, but this take just blows the album version away. Enjoy this leisurely tour through the song that is spot on, in a pristine recording.

Bonnaroo: Soundcheck

Paul doing his sound-check at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee in 2013. Interesting not for the music, but simply the experience of walking in on Paul McCartney and his band at work.

Paul at Bonnaroo "Hey Jude"

A summary of Paul's recent appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

Paul Behind the Scenes in Warsaw

A cute clip of Paul McCartney with his band behind the scenes in Warsaw. His drummer doesn't really seem have that '60s spirit going on, but he's one of the best with his kit.