Say Goodbye to Some Pretty Soily Company
The Succubus saga is finally over for Paul McCartney. Psycho Ex, Heather Mills, gets $48 mil, a one-way ticket on the Your 15 Minutes are Up Express, and a good chunk of Sir Paul’s life essence. Fatal attraction chick wanted around $250 mil. In his ruling the judge said, Mills' claim "is and was unreasonable, indeed exorbitant." Exorbitant Indeed.
Heather couldn't’t supply evidence of anything she brought to or gave up as part of the marriage…except the concept of an acrylic fingernail/guitar pick. I remember reading the Macca kids saw through Heather’s smokescreen right off the bat. I hope Stella McCartney gets the green light now to take a couple of designer stiletto heel whacks at Heather in some dark alley. Look for Heather Mills to appear in Penthouse…or maybe Swank, by the end of this summer.
Linda McCartney used to be the brunt of a lot of tasteless jokes and Beatle-Fan derision back in the day. Now you can see how much he and the kids counted on Linda to keep things on an even keel.
I think my favorite post-Beatle, Beatle song is George Harrison's What is life. Ringo's It Don't Come Easy is pretty good. With the exception of Number 9 Dream, most of the Lennon stuff seems pretty dry to me. I really don't care for Imagine, even when it's covered on American Idol. I'm also not a big fan of a lot of the more pop McCartney stuff. I want to shoot myself in the head whenever I hear the bells that signal the opening of "Let 'Em In." I like the Joe Piscopo/Eddie Murphy version of Ebony and Ivory more than the Paul/Stevie Wonder version. And the Michael Jackson collaboration is just plain creepy.
That being said, I still dig a lot of Macca stuff. So, in an effort to re-line Sir Paul's pockets in this time of great financial hardship, here's the C/B top five post-Beatle Paul McCartney songs:
- Maybe I’m Amazed (the raw version from “McCartney”)
- My Brave Face (Elvis Costello to the rescue)
- Helen Wheels (love the "Say bye, bye riff at the end)
- Silly Love Songs (with Paul on lead bass way before Spinal Tap)
- Soily (click on "Take 7" on YouTube above-even better version than the Wings over America live version he did as an encore)