i'm no expert...don't plan on being one...
i don't like every song/album: i just don't dwell on the stuff i'm not fond of...macca has, as chris pointed out, done schmaltz...again, to echo chris, none of that sort of thing, imho, has appeared for a long time..and chris is right about another thing (as usual
)...unlike the way some seem to like to portray it, macca has, more often than not, embraced that side of his art.
one easy check of the past will show i've been a fan of the rrs medley long before i thought the album as a whole was any good: thanks to james & kyle..i took the chance and learned different...
another might show that i've always considered all of btte (my first release day mccartney purchase, btw) excellent, with the (possible) exception of the medley, which i'm still not fond of, but, oh well...
yet a third will show i'm not by any extreme a mccartney apologizer...i am, however, a fervent supporter of those songs/albums that i do like/love
...have been from the start, will be forever.
as far as KOTB is concerned, i held off listening to anything (with the exception of this song: which i thought then, and now, was about as prime mccartney cut as any i've ever heard) all of which only heightened my interest in the work...
once bought, i've loved every bit of this album from the moment i began playing it
; it's not like i'm new to loving this album,these songs.
as an individual who consideres himself to be of a wide variety of musical tastes, i found every aspect to be amongst the very best work the man has done, anywhere, anytime...
and along the way, other than normal, mild discussions with those who at least seemed to be odds with the albums old-fashioned, reflective style...i haven't bashed, scared, threatened or trolled anyone about thier like or dislike of it
i can be and often am, amazed at how some who do like one type of song or song styling might not like a very similar one (see the minor off & on discussions G4 and i have had about RDR vs Choba)
and i'm always amazed at those whose viewpoints seem so very limited and present themselves as unwilling to at least attempt to give something new a try...i admit, i have no real tolerance for that sort of thing...that's not what was going on here, though.
i don't, contrary to opinion, go out of my way to attack someone just
because they seem to bash or seem to dislike macca or a song or an album: now, attack a beloved...and you might get my attention...
but so what ? what makes, in an open forum, one opinion better than any other ?
one should offer up ones opinion...i am just offering up mine.
you got some intelligent constructive critizism
to offer ? say it
...if that is the case, also contrary to opinion, i might be playful, but i will be respectful......
destructive, on the other hand, deserves every bit of ire i can muster: it's all fair in love and war, baby...
go back and read joe intial comments, then mine...and you'll see a fan of those particular things
piqued at those
comments: in the end, though, all you have is one person offering up his opinion...and another responding with his
i'm sure there are alot of different ways i could've worded my missive...but the gist would be the same: my answer would probably have said near the exact same thing (only...maybe, friendlier) if joe was as eloquent in his first
post as he was in the last, he and i might be in a different boat altogether...and it might not feel so much like the titanic...
but, anybody who's been around here long enough should know, i still would've defended any song/album/different styling of stuff i love
... and if you can't handle that
minor heat, as weak a it is, you've got bigger problems than me
all big boys & girls, so, in that vein: it would seem that only
eggs, myself and an actual (gasp !) enthusiastic liking of our lad & his work are obviously at the heart of why so many no longer peruse this site: for eggs sake, i shall take the blame...i forced
him to actually like
this stuff...he's young, he knows not what he's done; i clouded
his mind..i've tried with all the rest (some, i may have actually succeeded...
)..but, in the end, i've failed !!
so be it...i'll take my thirty three and a third lashings on the foredeck cap'n...just don't feed me to the sharks when its done, eh
now...let's all make like bob seger and turn the page...
you wake up...sip hot tea...mindless music, radio free. see blue skies and think of sea...how are you doin'