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Apr. 18th, 2007 @ 07:28 am Rant #17
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From:adaveen
Date:April 18th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
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That's funny - I feel the very same way.

...about Yoko.

I think this was a bizarre way for Paul to get back at John, sort of an "I can play THAT game" thing.

Personally, I wish NEITHER of them had dragged their girlfriends into their musical pursuits.



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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 18th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
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"I think this was a bizarre way for Paul to get back at John, sort of an "I can play THAT game" thing."

I've always held exactly the same opinion.

However, I find it much easier to tolerate Yoko's involvement in John's career because, basically, she was a musician herself. Whether or not you rate her contributions to John's career, at least she had the credentials. Whereas Linda's involvement in Wings was pretty indefensible.
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From:adaveen
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
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I find it much easier to tolerate Yoko's involvement in John's career

Well, she does write some interesting lyrics, I'll give her that.

Poor Linda! I hate it when my husband drags me into crap just because it's his "thing".
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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
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She should've put her foot down! I don't know about her, but I'd have felt pretty rubbish about myself if I spent 10 years in a job I was useless at, and everyone was sniggering at me behind my back. I'd want to utilise my own talents.
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From:zyzzybalubah
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
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I completely agree with that.

You know, I wonder if Paul ever tried to get Heather Mills to play music. I wouldn't doubt that he brought up that idea a time or two.
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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
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Ha ha ha! Don't, the idea is just too horrible.
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From:abromeds
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
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I wonder if Paul ever tried to get Heather Mills to play music.

She did give him "performance notes" on tour. Some guy noticed them talking after a sound check and asked Paul if Heather was giving him notes. He said something like, "Don't be surprised; she's got a good ear. She has input."
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From:zyzzybalubah
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'll cut H.M. some slack for giving him notes. Paul usually is better when someone is around to give him honest criticism. And that was a pretty terriffic tour, after all.
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From:abromeds
Date:April 18th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Very true; I didn't mean it as a HM-bash at all. Like you said, it was Paul's best tour since the 70s.
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 19th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
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suppose that would depend in what you define as music.....

LOL! Amen to that!
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From:hb_princess
Date:April 19th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
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ROFL! :D
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From:coocoo4oc_slash
Date:February 7th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
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LMAO!! <3
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From:abromeds
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure there was an element of that to it, but I think it was mainly motivated by genuine emotional reasons. John and Paul had such a close collaborative relationship, almost symbiotic, since adolescence. I'm sure they both felt a genuine need to fill that void. They were both rather co-dependent people anyway.
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From:adaveen
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
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Yes, and if they symbiosis didn't exist, there would have been no need to drag poor unsuspecting wives into it. Getting back at John might be considered a genuine emotional reason.

Hindsight is 20/20 - in retrospect, it's a bit weird.
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From:zyzzybalubah
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm not so sure that Yoko was "dragged into it". Somehow I think that she was quite an eager participant. LOL
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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
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You are made of win today. :)
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From:abromeds
Date:April 18th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Definitely a bit weird!

I still think Paul would have done the same thing even if getting back at John had not been a factor, though -- he continued to do it after John's death, after all. That's what I was getting at with the "genuine emotional reason" line, though that was obviously not a good way of putting it... :P