now that I have an ukulele I was finally able to do something I’ve been wanting to do for years: play the version of Something that Macca plays at concerts
starts off with some simple ukulele strumming, and after the solo switches to a semi-acoustic and finishes the song in style
and at long last I was able to do it and it felt even more fucking awesome that I thought it would
random anecdote from the day I saw Paul McCartney live
you heard him!
I can’t listen to Here Today without crying.
I think what really gets to me is the way Paul’s voice breaks in the middle of the song. Makes me wanna just give him a hug.
sure, go ahead and laugh and go ‘oh haha hipster glasses lol’
but I’ve loved how they look for years
I think it all started when I was 13 and I was reading some book or other about the Beatles and it quoted John talking about how Paul used to wear ‘granny glasses’ and it had a picture attached and just look for yourself:
how could anyone not fall in love with those spectacles?
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"This ukulele was given to me by my friend George.
Anyway, one of the things people don’t know about George is that he was a really good ukulele player and uh, he could play all that sort of -strums happy song-
and I played a little bit but he was, like Supreme-o, you know. Anyway, I rode to his house one day and I said “do you know, I’ve been messing around on the ukulele” and I played him this song that you’re going to hear now.
I’m not sure he was very impressed… *shrugs* I thought it was okay.
Paul McCartney speaking before he started playing Something on the uke
Every now and then I come across an username so beautiful I just don’t know what to do.
This is one of those times.
Paul could play “Row Your Boat” and I’d be happy.
However, I do wish he’d played something other than Hey Jude. I’m getting the slightest bit tired of it being treated as if it were the only song he ever wrote.
Dammit Paul, stop posting photos on twitter. Push everyone off the damn stage and start playing some loud music!
Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me
I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how
I adore the ukulele, and I adore Paul McCartney, and I adore George Harrison.
So you can imagine how I feel about a Harrison song played by Macca on an uke.
I’m posting this video with the crappy quality because it was at this concert that I got to listen to this wonderful man sing this fantastic version of a marvellous song by brilliant songwriter.
Maybe I’m amazed at the way
You help me sing my song
You right me when I’m wrong
Maybe I’m amazed at the way
I really need you
The happiest night of my life so far was the McCartney concert I went to a couple months ago. And one of the highlights of that immensely emotional experience was this song.
Paul sat down at a piano and before he started playing, he let out a soft “This one’s for you, Linda” and an almost inaudible sob.
It may have been many years, and he may have remarried. But deep down, Paul still loves Linda in a unique way, and brought tears to my eyes to see how much he still misses her.
Back then long time ago when grass was green
Woke up in a daze
Arrived like stangers in the night
Fab - long time ago when we was fab
One of my favourite George Harrison songs. You have George playing the guitar in his Sgt. Pepper’s suit, Ringo on drums and a Walrus (Paul) on bass. Then you have a man who resembles John (I think it’s actually Julian) walking across the screen with an Imagine LP.