"Pretty Perfect Paulie" or "Paul Is a Hack"
I am soooooo annoyed by the stupid "Pretty Perfect Paulie" and "Paul is a no-talent hack" comments/ secrets.
The man obviously had talent (yeah, I'd even go so far as to say that he was the most naturally gifted of the four), so there's no point in even ranting about how he does in fact have talent. Any clear thinking individual can see that.
I will instead elaborate on the "Pretty Perfect Paulie" attitude that is so prevelent in comms. Obviously the man is not perfect, especially during his Beatle days. In fact, before he settled down with Linda, he was the worst womanizer of the bunch! So now, that said, why do I personally forgive him of this (yet I have serious issues with John & Yoko's behavior)? Because Paul was not married. Yes, it was horrible for him to cheat on Jane/all his other girlfriends, but let's not forget that he wanted to marry her; *SHE* was the one who wasn't ready to settle down. She wanted to make a name for herself before she married him; she is the one who decided not to up the commitment level; she is the one who decided that her career was more important then starting a family and settling down.
I'm NOT saying she is to blame for Paul's behavior (because he was horrid for cheating on her like that), but I am saying that she made a choice NOT to be that serious with Paul and to pursue her career. Now before you jump all over me, saying that I'm setting women back 50 years, I am all about women's lib and all that stuff (my job alone would be evidence of that)….I'm just saying when you (man or woman) choose a career over personal life, you have to deal with the consequences. Again, I am NOT saying that it was OK for Paul to cheat on Jane.
Wow, ok, I've totally meandered off my original point, which has that Paul was horrible as a person during his Beatle years (yeah, don't even get me started on his contribution the Beatle breakup), and that this blind devotion and hero worship that I see on the comms is very infuriating. Use your head people, and think!
All that said, why do I love and admire Paul? Because he changed and became a man worth admiring and looking up to. It all changed when he settled down with Linda & The Beatles broke up (I don't think The Beatles left room for "family").
He became a doting, devoted husband and father, who made being with his family priority #1 in his life. Rather than go on and on about how great Paul is though, I think that I'll simply leave it at this: I feel he is someone to look up to and emulate, and I hope to be able to what Paul and Linda did; which is to have the whole family around all the time; kids, dogs and all. Because nothing is more important then family (to me at least), and your children are your legacy…they should priority number one. So I admire the man Paul became, but not the man he was as a Beatle.
Still love the music though. I mean, how could you not? It's the best part right?