Paul McCartney on BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes

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  1. kristof.thoelen says:

    Is it possible to Watch the interview outside the UK?

  2. Tony says:

    Fascinating new revelations from Sir Paul. He was depressed after leaving the Beatles – who knew? He used to phone John and chat about kids and baking bread – interesting. But I would have liked to know whether he and John ever used to sag off school and write songs in his living room, or whether George Harrison ever said anything about George Martin's tie. Maybe next time.

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  4. Titenhurst says:

    @kristof – It maybe possible to view outside the UK if you use a proxy service. Google UK Proxy

  5. Shad Radna says:

    In his question, Simon Pegg observed that McCartney is a very private man and asked about the challenge of revealing too much of himself when songwriting. The answer began (roughly) with:

    "Just in real life I find that a challenge. I like to not give too much away. I'm quite private. Why should people know my innermost thoughts? That's for me – they're innermost."

    I actually quite enjoyed the interview. Between the stories, he comes out with little jokes and asides that give you glimpses into his personality. But the problem – if you want to see it as a problem – is right there in that quote. Everything he says is coming to us through a filter. For me, that's just a part of who he is. It's fine. But it is kind of odd that the seemingly ubiquitous McCartney is possibly the Beatle we know the least well.

  6. Unknown says:

    I think there's a lot of celebrities that can relate to that sentiment very strongly. I actually found it refreshing and very forthcoming that he expressed that so openly and honestly. His every movement has been a media blitz since anyone can remember. That takes a toll if you let it. I'm sure it is very hard to keep something for yourself. Even young artists (and actors) today, with only a tiny fraction of his fame, feel this happening to them in a major way. I say good-on-ya if you find a way to survive it with a little something that yours and yours alone, and isn't considered rightful public property. I'm not having all of my innermost thoughts smeared all over Gawker for the world to savage through and pick apart. He has shared a good number of inner thoughts over these many years, more so than many other artists I can think of off hand.

    Just my 2 cents.

  7. TexasMan says:

    Very old news!! Move on already. Stop trying to relive the same dream over and over and over…

  8. Titenhurst says:

    I don't believe in Beatles….The dream is over

  9. Martin says:

    The praise for that narcissistic clown, Kanye West, was sickening.
    So Paul has gone from the heights of Pepper and Band On The Run to working with some knobhead who uses the word 'nigger' in almost all of his recordings and gigs. If Paul is so proud of his collaboration with West, then why does he say 'N-Word' on his mastertapes interview? Why not say what Kanye says if he's that great? Because he isn't and, sadly, neither is Macca any more…

  10. Titenhurst says:

    Mmmm very controversial, It's bound to offend people. If it's any consolation, I was in the audience for the BBC Maida Vale recording. When he was asked the question on recent artists that he liked, he umm'd and ahh'd for a good 10 to 15 seconds before anyone came to mind. Of course that was edited out.

  11. KT says:

    Can you imagine what Lennon would be like now? Probably tweeting non-stop and hanging out with Courtney Love.

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