Posts Tagged ‘Sir Paul McCartney’

Jive Talkin’

Comment(s):  This is one of those bouncy ear candy songs which force you off the wall or out of your seat.  It might sound “funny”, but this Bee Gee song normally reminds me of “Silly Love Song” by Paul McCartney:  “And what’s wrong with that?
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The Long And Winding Road

Favorite Line(s):
Many times I’ve been alone
And many times I’ve cried
Anyway you’ll never know
The many ways I’ve tried
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Magneto And Titanium Man

Comment(s):   I began collecting Marvel Comics back in the early 1960’s.  Back then, it was pretty much, Superman / Batman (DC super-heroes), Sgt. Rock (military), or Archie / Betty & Veronica (“girl’s” comics).  Then along came Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Marvel super-heroes from 1961 onward – and the rest is history.  My best recollection is that I started collecting comics about 1963.  Above is the live version of a song which came out in 1975 on the Wings’ “Venus and Mars” album.  It turns out that Paul McCartney was also a BIG Marvel comics fan and he based this song off of a comic cover he liked.  The first time I heard this song, I KNEW eventually the film industry would be able to capture and express the imagination of all the bookworms and nerds who grew up reading comic books.  I didn’t realize it would take almost another 30 years before the release of “Ironman” – which would finally dawn of the modern age of comic book superheroes and present their “mythology” on the big screen for the average person.  We had a boat load of “almost’s”:  like Superman and Batman movies, the Hulk, Flash, Aquaman, and Spider-Man TV series, and then later movies of “Spawn”, “Blade”, etc, which were viewed as more horror genre than superhero genre, but the special-effects were advancing steadily towards what we have today.   Anyway, I absolutely knew in my bones that what today we call “nerd-dom” or “nerd-hood” was coming, and that it would take over popular movie culture.
The video above captures the energy of a Wings “live” performance of the song, even if not the studio / music artistry of Paul McCartney and the album version.  Funnily enough, I had a very similar feeling when I finished reading the second Harry Potter book and thought: “Someday, this is going to make a great series of movies!”  Now, if I could only predict Lottery numbers…
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Last night, Hil, Sarah and I watched the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in London.  At the very end, there was a performance by Sir Paul McCartney singing “Hey, Jude“.
Seeing Sir Paul reminded me that a week or so ago, I caught a bit of “Forrest Gump” while I was channel surfing.  Forest was being interviewed by Dick Cavett and next to him (Forest) was John Lennon.  They went through a little spiel which was meant to “seem” as if it was the creative idea behind my favorite Lennon song: “Imagine“.
Seeing Sir Paul also reminded me of one of my favorite songs by him: “Silly Love Songs“.
I’ve been meaning to add them both to my Poems page for some time, but have never gotten around to it.  Anyway, it’s done now.  Both touch my soul in completely different ways – the latter seems frivolous and the former profound – but both are simple AND serious – about love (and singing) and about peace.
Both bring warm smiles to face and heart and a wistfulness for other times and for what might have been had they stayed together longer (or rejoined in later years).
As always, read the words and then go listen to the songs.   Enjoy!

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