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Apr. 18th, 2007 @ 07:28 am Rant #17
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From:abromeds
Date:April 19th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
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by joining the band, Linda compromised her own integrity in a way that was beneficial to neither her or Paul.

Aha, there's the issue. I don't think we'll ever be able to reach consensus, then, because some of us here take this idea of "artistic integrity" very seriously, and some of us don't. At least not nearly to the same degree. I personally feel the whole concept has a lot more to do with image, snobbery, and self-congratulation than actual art, and often results in the most nauseatingly egocentric wank (John and Yoko gave us some good examples of that).

The bottom line for me is that Paul still produced some great art, "integrity" or not. And it's clear from a lot of his interviews that he doesn't rank his solo career with his work with The Beatles, that Wings was not about recreating that level of artistry and perfection. And I absolutely love that about Paul.
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From:hb_princess
Date:April 19th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
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because some of us here take this idea of "artistic integrity" very seriously, and some of us don't. At least not nearly to the same degree. I personally feel the whole concept has a lot more to do with image, snobbery, and self-congratulation than actual art, and often results in the most nauseatingly egocentric wank (John and Yoko gave us some good examples of that).

Every time I think I couldn't POSSIBLY love you any more than I already do...you say something like this. :D :D :D

***GIANT WET SMOOCHIES***
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From:abromeds
Date:April 19th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Hee, thanks babe, but I just realized my original point could be taken REEEEEEEEEEEEALLY wrong; I didn't mean everyone who cares more than I do about artistic integrity is a snob. My brain just went straight to all the artists I've seen waxing poetic (and condescending) about the concept of art and how sacred it is and... I dunno, it just really irritates me when people make a God out of art just so that they can make themselves out to be one of its High Priests. Show me your painting and shut up, or at least talk in a tolerably un-bloated fashion about it. Grrr, what can I say? Pet peeve of mine. :) *hops off soapbox*

Anyway, enough of that! C'mere, you! *SMOOCHES BACK*