Ram-You make some good points. i think we all are forgetting that Paul is damn near a perfectionist, and he is not going to do something that he feels A) His band has not rehearsed very well (he rehearsed MUCH more before the 1st leg--they only have to learn 3 new ones this time), and B) Some songs that he may not feel comfortable doing anymore, for whatever reason (age, worries about how it will sound live, ect). I think he worries about having too many vocal shredding songs on the set list, especially since he's compressed things a bit date-wise on this leg. I think he also probably can only introduce so many "first-time ever live performance songs" due to some of the above possibililties. He's older now--I would agree with you back in 1993. I think he likes being comfortable, and I've seen him be uncomfortable enough (Band Aid, CFNYC on the new stuff) to know that he will stay away from that possibility every time. And as far as PJ picking out the songs, that would be fine if Paul and his band had been together for 10 years. As for yesterday, mand..I get chills everytime i hear it live--probably means more to the older folks who remember when it came out. I totally understand about what you are saying about the song. My son feels the same way--he doesn't really have the emotional attachment to the song that i have. This is not to say that I'm wiser than him or you.....just that it might mean more to me. So I love hearing it. But it's cool--we can agree to disagree on this one. And to quote NITO...PEACE!!