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Subject: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 10:06 AM

From today's online CNN...

'nuff said...


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 10:07 AM

Well, I meant 'nuff said by ME - I am actually hoping that *y'all* will enjoy and have a lot to say!


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: mayomick
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 12:58 PM

Doesn't he sound posh since he got his knighthood ?


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 12:58 PM

Hmmm... Sir Paul's comments on the Les Paul guitar were a bit, shall we say, superficial... shallow...
quite like his music.


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: mayomick
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 01:03 PM

I wonder if he likes his rolls royces as much .

I wonder what it feels like to be poor
To have the wolves a howling at your door
Just last night after tea , Lord Rothchild said to me
I wonder what it feels like to be poor


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 01:28 PM

michaelr says:

Sir Paul's comments ... were a bit, shall we say, superficial... shallow... quite like his music

That is just uninformed and prejudicial nonsense. 'Eleanor Rigby', 'She's Leaving Home', 'Here Today'? Superficial and shallow my arse!

Would like to hear the brilliance of your songs, Michael....

Now that I've got that off my chest, thanks for the link, Mrrzy. I found it interesting anyway.

Ed


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 01:31 PM

No, it's an opinion, Ed.


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: Bernard
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 01:54 PM

Hmmm... I have to take issue with Sir Paul regarding his references to Les Pauls knowledge of guitars...

Gibson developed the guitar and asked Les to endorse it... which he was reluctant to do! He had no involvement whatsoever in its design and development, hence his reluctance to allow them to use his name...


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 02:15 PM

No, it's an opinion, Ed.

It's not quite that, but I can't be bothered to argue.

Would saying that Shakespeare was a 'crap playwright' be an opinion or something more?

I think that it's good to be able to say: "That's not to my taste, but I can understand why others love it."

I feel sorry for you that you can't.

Ed


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: alanabit
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 02:17 PM

I don't think I learned much new from that - although I admit to liking the guitars a lot too. MacCartney has been annoyingly lax with his lyrics on many occasions, but he has always developed as a musician and his command of melody construction is up there with the greats. Just an opinion...


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 02:34 PM

Alan,

Totally agree. Some (many?) of his lyrics have been really poor, but when it comes to melody, and counter melody, he's certainly up there with the best.
michaelr may not care for it, but the counter melody on this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJSztSTErus,

(1:52 in) is sublime. Not liking it is fine, but saying that it is musically crap is bollocks.


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 02:57 PM

His music is superficial and shallow, AFTER the Beatles, ' Silly Love Songs ' nuff said.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 03:32 PM

I has loosed the beast, do not punish me, it was an accident...


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 03:42 PM

LOL, Mrrzy!

No beast loosened. So long as Michael and Dave realise that I'm right, and that they are sadly mistaken, all will be well! *grin*


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: GUEST,Jeff
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 04:55 PM

A quick Wiki-search will back up Bernard's assertion, somewhat. Gibson rejected 'the log' solid body design, came up with their own and asked him to endorse it. After suggesting come cosmetic, component and materials changes he signed off and the rest is history.

Btw, I agree that his post-Beatles material is sorely lacking. It would seem he needed John's BS-meter to keep him on his toes. And when one watches old footage(God bless youtube)it's obvious he was light-years ahead of everybody, musically. John said one of the reasons they broke up was because he and George got tired of being Paul's back-up band. But, that's a whole other discussion.


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 10:24 AM

Yeah, it's not an in-depth discussion. What do you expect in 45 seconds?


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Subject: RE: Paul McCartney on Les Paul guitars (vid)
From: meself
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 01:19 PM

Buy! buy!
Says the sign in the shop window.
Why? why?
Says the junk in the yard.



To a dullard like me, that's a great lyric.


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