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Paul's back on the rooftop...

 

on the Ed Sullivan theater in NYC.

 

 

KLONK

 

Who is his keyboard player?

 

Izzat a Kurzweil PC3X I spot?

 

Paul - climb down off that roof before you fall and break your neck! :rawk:

 

:laugh:

 

 

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You learn something new every day.

 

Yeah, but miss a few days and it really starts to back up on ya.

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That is indeed Paul "Wix" Wickens. He's been playing with Paul since the mid-eighties. His rig is a PC2x with a Motif ES7 on the second tier. He also has two racks behind him loaded with Various Roland modules, laptop rig, mixer etc.

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You learn something new every day.

Yeah, but miss a few days and it really starts to back up on ya.

That's typical of a good week. Yes, I'm pretty backed up.

 

And, yes, that's not a PC3X. It does looks more like a PC2X, now that I actually look at the Kurzweils in front of me.

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It's amazing how much shit people need to back him up. I don't get it. That guy is a decent player also.

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Well, I see Sir P's still left handed...& in good voice, able to rock with the kids & all. Wix looks ever more like Hunter Thompson, doesn't he ?

 

What was that, a couple tunes off the new set available @ macca.com ?

He does grow ever closer to fulfilling his status as the Wayne Newton of the group.

While it's nice to be reminded of what was, it'd be nice to hear something a bit less...how should it be put ?

 

Has he ever done "For No One" live ?

A great tune with interesting exploration of single note/passing harmonies.

If he wants to explore the past, what could be better than "Things We Said Today" one of his most mature & haunting lyrics ?

I know that was a party crowd setting but still...maybe "Another Girl" (kinda on spot, eh?) or, from early Wings, "Smile Away", one of his most infectious rockers or mixing the Beatle bits in with the new ?

 

Ah, well... do I sound like a grudging oldster? 'Least I didn't snipe at the dye-job! :D

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While it's nice to be reminded of what was, it'd be nice to hear something a bit less...how should it be put ?

 

Has he ever done "For No One" live ?

A great tune with interesting exploration of single note/passing harmonies.

If he wants to explore the past, what could be better than "Things We Said Today" one of his most mature & haunting lyrics ?

I know that was a party crowd setting but still...maybe "Another Girl" (kinda on spot, eh?) or, from early Wings, "Smile Away", one of his most infectious rockers or mixing the Beatle bits in with the new ?

 

I hear ya. I don't want to see him do Hey Jude or Get Back or Back in the USSR or Let it Be again. I'm sick of those overplayed songs.

 

McCartney has a lot of great songs which I like better than those, which infrequently see the light of day. I'm Looking Through You, You Won't See Me, Good Day Sunshine, Getting Better, Fixing a Hole, I've Just Seen a Face, Hello Goodbye, Here, There and Everywhere, She's a Woman, Got to Get You Into My Life.

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I hear ya. I don't want to see him do Hey Jude or Get Back or Back in the USSR or Let it Be again. I'm sick of those overplayed songs.

 

McCartney has a lot of great songs which I like better than those, which infrequently see the light of day. I'm Looking Through You, You Won't See Me, Good Day Sunshine, Getting Better, Fixing a Hole, I've Just Seen a Face, Hello Goodbye, Here, There and Everywhere, She's a Woman, Got to Get You Into My Life.

 

Then buy his live DVD, where he does a number of those.

 

You have to accept that when he's doing a talk show, he (or the show) is likely going to pick the low-lying fruit that EVERYONE knows (and only a bunch of jaded musicians dislike ;) ).

 

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How could anyone ever get sick of those songs?

 

I don't listen to music much, and my car radio broke four months ago, so maybe I don't get the opportunity to get sick of things. :-)

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How could anyone ever get sick of those songs?

 

+111

 

Fortunately, I got sick of RADIO when I became aware the "greatest tits of all time" were exactly that.

 

Radio killed the radio star.

 

 

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Haha, that's a great quote!

 

I couldn't agree more -- it's only in the last few years that I have begun liking songs that were overplayed during the period of my life that I was subjected to mainstream radio (such as my school years, since the bus drivers had radios, or my college dorm years, where there was no privacy).

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This is what you want to see -

 

http://www.cbs.com/late_show/video/mccartney.php

 

"Coming Up"'s still about 25 years old, though.

 

I understand the point of "most people's" expectations &, jaded though I might (or not :laugh:) be, I'm not sick of these tunes as much as I hate seeing the others neglected.

Not to mention that he continues to occasionally whip some magic out.

 

Anyone ever read a book , Paperback Writer by Mark Shipper ?

From 1970-something, when there was still a clamor for Beatles reunion, it chronicles the fictional outcome of such an event, with them playing to shrinking crowds, opening for Peter Frampton, etc., & ending just before they pull out of a Vegas gig, realizing that they'd attempted satisfying their fans rather than themselves, when that latter, in fact was the secret to their success.

Throughout their life as a band the Beatles moved forward, losing some fans but gaining new ones.

It's just a drag watching PM skate ever closer to oldies act status.

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I saw Paul at Citi Field last Friday. Check out this set list.

 

Drive My Car

Jet

Only Mama Knows

Flaming Pie

Got To Get You Into My Life

Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady

Highway

The Long And Winding Road

My Love

Blackbird

Here Today

Dance Tonight

Calico Skies

Mrs Vanderbilt

Eleanor Rigby

Sing The Changes

Band On The Run

Back In The USSR

Im Down

Something

Ive Got A Feeling

Paperback Writer

A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance

Let It Be

Live And Let Die

Hey Jude

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ENCORE:

Day Tripper

Lady Madonna

I Saw Her Standing There(w/Billy Joel)

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2nd ENCORE:

Yesterday

Helter Skelter

Get Back

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band / The End

 

Does it get any better than that?

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My advice to everyone on this list is to go and see him if at all possible. The show is great, yes there is some schmaltz, because he is a little schmaltzy at times, but he totally delivers. And if you don't get goosebumps and a tear in your eye at some point in the show, then you ain't human.

 

No matter what the set list, it's an amazing show. I know 2 of the guys in the band, one fairly well, and they both say that he is an amazing guy to play with as a musician. No lowered keys with this guy; he sings and plays his ass of every night, and just delivers. And he is getting more adventurous with his selection of songs. The band absolutely kills, and he clearly enjoys taking it to the people.

 

Although I may need to take out a second mortgage to do it, I am planning on taking my 8 and 12 year old daughters to see him when he does a West Coast swing. It would be a historically rare treat for them to see a guy that changed my life, and therefore theirs, with his music.

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"A Pepsi Center media guy took us in, and introduced us to the tour's video man. He got us plugged in and ready to record once the show started. A few minutes before showtime, the tour guys very quickly said to us, "You two need to stand behind that line, right now, and don't cross it until I say it's OK."

 

The next thing we knew, Sir Paul himself is crossing in front of us with the entire band walking behind. They were probably about 15 or 20 feet away from me and Eric, but we like to think it was more like 10. Here's the great part. As they walked, those carrying guitars were playing them, and their leader was singing. Here's what we heard from Sir Paul himself.

 

"Hey Hey, we're the Monkees. And we just Monkee around. We're to busy singing, to put anybody down."

 

In a few seconds they were gone, up on stage and ready to rock. Eric and I just looked at each other and smiled. Wow! That's something almost no one gets to hear. The Monkees were created in the late 60's for an American TV show, to jump on the popularity of the Beatles. We heard a Beatle sing the Monkees theme song as a tongue-in-cheek warm-up right before the show. I was blown away by just how cool those few seconds were!

 

We recorded what we could of the show, went out to our live truck and put together our piece to air during our 9:30 live shot. It all went fine and we couldn't wait for it to be over. That's when we went back into the arena, acted like we belonged there, and stood at the top of a seating section to watch the rest of the concert.

 

Paul McCartney played for about 2 and a half hours. When he stood on stage solo and played "Blackbird" we were mesmerized. He did old stuff from the Beatles era, not-quite-as-old stuff from his days with Wings, and some great newer stuff from his solo albums. Beatle Paul was in great voice and he seemed to be having as much fun as we fans. It was one of the best concerts I've ever seen and heard.

 

Having said all that, it was those few seconds of the Monkees song backstage that will always make me smile.

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