I've got a lot of free time lately but oddly enough, I'm not listening to a lot of music. My car is dead. Apparently the alarm went off and kept going until the battery died. I used one of those jumper boxes and the alarm kicks in immediately. The alarm is so loud and blaring that I can barely try to start the car, it's so annoying. Last time, I heard that little tic.tic.tic.tic tic. noise. I remembered after the fact that that's the low battery sound, so I need to go out and try it again but how do I stop the alarm?
But in the car is where I usually listen to music. Oddly enough, I've been managing without a car. The grocery is in walking distance.
Listening to music tonight at home, I've been in my New Paul playlist, thanks to a comment somewhere on "I Love This House".
Surprisingly, songs that have been the best are:
Feet in the Clouds The World Tonight And oddly enough I Got Stung.
Post by John S. Damm on Jun 6, 2020 10:36:36 GMT -5
What is "New" Paul for your list as "The World Tonight" is 1997!
Sounds fun. Like you though, I do most of my music listening in the car but heaven knows why, I can crank my home stereo at maximum volume 24/7 but once you have the ability to do so, it is no longer as much fun as when you only had limited time to play it.
It might be worth the $25.00 to $50.00 to have a tow truck company come out and charge the battery and deal with that alarm which will piss off your neighbors if you can't get it stopped.
Tow trucks companies do battery service like that or they send out just a regular truck with a dude who can handle that. Then submit to your insurance to see if roadside service fees are covered.
Another new start for Paul was Driving Rain which was four years after Flaming Pie with Run Devil Run between them but mostly covers.
Driving Rain is more controversial among fans as FP was almost universally loved. DR was not.
Driving Rain is a puzzler. By most accounts, the fans hated it and the critics lauded it. Here's and excerpt from a review that I found on Wiki:
Reviewing the album for Uncut magazine, Ian MacDonald noted McCartney's spontaneous approach to its recording, such that, "In parts (for example, the lengthy closer 'Rinse The Raindrops'), the results are almost ferocious, coming as close to a McCartney-esque Tin Machine as one could reasonably imagine." MacDonald considered the more "polished and produced" tracks to be "the most successful", however, and concluded: "Possibly a grower, this album is certainly better than anything Macca's done for some while, if not the late masterpiece some of us have been hoping for."
For me, I think "Your Way" to be Beatles worthy. The rest gives me no joy. It's not that I think the songs are bad, but something is missing in them, and it's not "quality." One analogy that I have is going into a store that you go into a lot, but you never buy anything. The stuff is kinda interesting, but it's nothing that you could use or looks good in your house.
I wonder why critics liked it, but most of us didn't? Isn't it often the other way around? Maybe it's a brain vs heart thing, with critics, generally, looking at art with their brains while we look at art with our hearts.
For me, Driving Rain is an album I hardly ever think of listening to, but when I do after years of picking it up and saying "Nah," I usually come away with a feeling that I just had a really meticulously crafted and presented "meal" with little flavor.
nine: John S. Damm: I've got blisters on me fingers....from handling all of these re-issue Box Sets! No to mention Egypt Rain as well... Been a bit of a bumper year, Egypt, White Album and Wild Life/Red Rose.
Dec 28, 2018 1:04:40 GMT -5
John S. Damm: Postulate Era Paul Mania!
Jan 15, 2019 0:08:25 GMT -5
debjorgo: I thought I had a rash but it's PEP Mania breaking out!
Jan 15, 2019 19:42:01 GMT -5
stavros: Meditations, United Nations, Postulations...All we are saying is give PEP a chance....
Jan 20, 2019 17:25:57 GMT -5
Steve Marinucci: Where's the Egypt stationery??
Jan 23, 2019 15:43:02 GMT -5
John S. Damm: Get me on a train to Egypt Station where it is hot; I need to run from this Polar Vortex!
Jan 28, 2019 14:41:24 GMT -5
Steve Marinucci: Did you get your Egypt Station Traveller's Suitcase, John?
Feb 16, 2019 23:20:51 GMT -5
John S. Damm: Negative Steve! Paul wasn't joking when he sang, "I just wanna fuh you!"
Feb 17, 2019 13:32:19 GMT -5
Steve Marinucci: Isn't McCartney due to announce another box set? It's only been a week since the last one.
Mar 6, 2019 1:04:34 GMT -5
debjorgo: Peace and Love
Jul 7, 2019 11:07:25 GMT -5
hofner61: Paul should call his next album Liverpool Express.
Jul 24, 2019 5:57:13 GMT -5
John S. Damm: And release 10 different versions of it, knowing us saps will buy each version!
Aug 2, 2019 3:52:55 GMT -5
hofner61: I'm still listening to The Beatles after all these years. (y)
Oct 17, 2019 7:55:15 GMT -5
hofner61: Beatles fans don't have much to say nowadays, well, not on here anyway.
Jun 9, 2020 5:09:04 GMT -5