A QUORA READER asked me to answer the question, “What is something that needs to be said about Paul McCartney?” This is both an open-ended question and, for those of us who will go to our graves in awe of Beatlepaul but will probably go there also still trying to come to grips with Wingpaul, it’s also a loaded question.
My initial instinct was to pass, just not answer it. But then I thought, Nah! Let’s have some fun! Which I hope I did with the answer that follows (which is the six dozen words indented between the two images below):
Something that needs to be said
I could say that artistically, Paul’s post-Beatles career has been so marked by mediocrity for so long that the idea that he blew his mind out in a car in 1966 hasn’t seemed far-fetched for decades.
Or I could say he contributed a fab title song and recording to one of my faverave movies of the new century, Vanilla Sky.
Instead, I’ll just say he is one hell of a bass player!
FEATURED IMAGE: The photo at the top of this page is a scene from Vanilla Sky with Penelope Cruz and Tom Cruise. The movie also stars Camron Diaz, so two of the loveliest leading ladies in Hollywood can be seen in the same movie—which aside from being very phildickian—something I gear few others remarking upon—Vanilla Sky may have the best incorporation of old rock records into a soundtrack of any movie ever made!