chris wrote:you know, denny's contributions to wings have been debated before. i wouldn't mind seeing denny and paul on stage together for nostalgias sake...but thats it as far as i'm concerned. to me denny has nothing to do with the remasters for it is paul's music i am listening to. denny was just a player along for the ride, probably doing and playing as paul instructed him to. and i think...paul and denny have very little to do with one another any longer. i seem to recall an album project denny was working on not too long ago...and he asked paul to contribute...either a song or his bass playing...and paul respectfully declined.
if paul was to revisit any of his former musical partnerships in the studio or onstage again i would much rather it be with either ringo or elvis costello.
chris wrote:yeah, derek, you're right. they did play together for a while. but it has been, what?...30 years since they have played together? that is a lifetime, brother.
jgkojak wrote:I never understood the deal with this - it was a JOB for Denny. How many of us had jobs, maybe for years (like 10) where we worked in the trenches, even traveled, with people, developed some bonds, but then when the job ended - we moved on, and 30 years later, in our 60s, we aren't expected to reconnect - "hey, Bob, I remember you were a real whiz with charts, I have a PPT I'm doing as a volunteer for a charity, how about giving me a hand, get the old gang back together..."
Its kind of silly.
chris wrote:Derek, I think you are projecting your own hopes upon the situation. If Paul wanted to see Denny, or involve him in any way with releasing the remasters, he would have. He's Paul frickin' McCartney...he can do what he wants. But he's not going to do it because you want him to...or because you think he should.
People grow up. Meet people. Occasionally even begin to care about others. But then go their own way. Sometimes never seeing that person again. It happens all the time. JG is right. We may glorify what they do, but its just a job. Even if it's a cool one. Paul has worked with hundreds of other musicians. Most of which would have probably liked to have kept touch with paul. If paul wanted to remain in contact, don't you think he would have?
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