JennyWren wrote:Was it cheezy? Yes. But will the appearance of MAF on HSN hurt Paul? I don't think so. I'm just not believing that very many people will adopt the view "Well, I was going to buy the album, but now that it's been on HSN, I guess I won't." That just doesn't make any sense.
As far as Paul getting dissed for the HSN thing---sadly, he gets dissed for everything he does. Doesn't matter what the topic is, there are always people out there ready to serve up a diss, no matter how unfairly.
It breaks my heart that the most stellar musical genious of our time can't get a fair shake from the media. But I guess he's pretty thick-skinned, ignores most of it and, thankfully, continues to do what he feels is right and true to himself.
Can't get a fair shake from the media? Puh-leeze. Most of the reviews of MAF are glowing. The L.A. Times just did a big, flattering interview with Paul. Do some people take unfair shots? Sure. As they've done at nearly every famous musician, actor and politician on the planet.
As for HSN, the point isn't that people who were ready to buy the album will decide not to because of this. It's that the legions of Beatle fans and others who haven't bought a McCartney record in a while and might have gotten intrigued by this will hear about the HSN thing and think of Cher's infomercial and never take the time to listen. Yeah, it's their fault for being so shallow -- but people ARE shallow. That's why record labels and everyone else selling consumer products have huge marketing departments.
This was a bad marketing move, plain and simple.
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