Monday, July 15, 2013

Sir-Prisingly Good

I had occasion to join my latest sex partner, AND  Katie-Bar-the-Door, and the Mythical Monkey for a Paul McCartney concert at Nationals Park.  The drive down from Vermont was lovely, and I found the park really nice.

Anyway,  I was pleased, good show, good staging, etc.  But I knew that Sir Paul is nbow old, and his voice has deteriorated greatly.

Except he sounded fucking great.  Just great.

Some struggle, of course.  Even in '76, "Maybe I'm Amazed" had some challenges; nowadays, forget about it.  Except I knew he'd be the consummate faker.

But damned if he couldn't sing like a motherfucker on just about everything.
Live and Let Die, No. 2  Note the Capitol Dome lurking in the background. . . .

I don't like "Live and Let Die"; never have.  I let everyone have fun while I fucked around with the [wrong of two] camera.  Good show, o' course.

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How could anyone suggest that Paul McCartney panders?  Fuck off, ya critic 'ya!

Audience, audience, audience.  Even from a baseball park away, he wanted to connect with yers truly.

Anyway, I had a fucking ball.  Great times, great monkey, great K-T, great Gahd !


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

My younger brother was into photo world when he was in high school and I was in college, and so he still has a print of Paul cocking his eyebrow sincerely but dye-rect-lee at his very lens; happened when he dashed up to the stage of a '70s Wings concert with a professional-looking camera. My point being these Beatles guys just worked their asses off at every level, and at every point, Beatles and post. When they are on stage they are very awake and very ON. I say the same to anyone who disses Ringo's All-Starr shows. Eff you, I say! For a cheap ticket Ringo will give you 100 percent effort, 100 percent love, and great music. All 4 of those Beatles bastards have always been old school working class heroes when it comes to rock shows. MAN i wish i had been there at the Paul show. And if you get a chance to see Ringo, please do it!

Mythical Monkey said...

By the way, just to clarify, there should probably be a semi-colon or something between "latest sex partner" and "Katie-Bar-The-Door" since you're talking about two different people.

Well, presumably!

Great show, by the way. McCartney brung it.

Mythical Monkey said...

Actually, I suddenly understand why stylists have largely dropped the comma before the "and" in a series -- the comma there makes it look like "Katie-Bar-The-Door" is a subordinate clause describing your "latest sexual partner" instead of the second of three in a series.

Again, I say "presumably." Because if you actually meant what you said, we're going to have a long conversation.

Or a very short one.

Fred C. Dobbs said...

Having seen three very good Macca shows in recent years (as well as shows on the the '76 and '89 tours) I've decided to retire from seeing Macca live and spend my money on other things.

But he puts on a damn fine show, and he's always adding a song or two that I've never seen him do to tempt me to come out of retirement (Junior's Farm and Mr Kite being a couple of examples).

I will only go back to see him if offered a free ticket OR if he ever decides to tour with a real, live horn section again. Until then I'm quite satisfied with my ROCK SHOW Blu-Ray, thank you.

Ford Fairlane said...

I see that the Monkey edited to make clear that your Katie was not the S. Partner to whom he referred. I'm sure he was just going from seats 19 to 16. . . .

Ford Fairlane said...

Maybe it was the Mule that edited.

I'm so confused. . . .

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

I've never seen McCartney but as you can tell I ... kinda like the Beatles. Yep & I headed for Las Vegas & only made it out to Needles. (Apologies):-)