Beatling About. Anything about the Beatles, solo and related, past, present and future.
2021.02 Birthday (Grand Central) -- Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Idris Elba
This week we dive into the McCartney III interviews and video presentations. We talk about a selection of items from the last few months, including interviews from both British and American television, music videos (traditional, animated and lyric varieties) and the special preview MPL released for the forthcoming 6-part miniseries with Paul and Rick Rubin.
2021.01 Starting Over (Hybrid) -- Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Neil Innes
2020 may have been a year to forget, but there is no stopping the Beatles world. Although the headlines were filled with both cancellations/delays, Paul and Ringo did manage to give us new music, and some nifty archival releases from the band and the solo artists that came from it.
2020.52b The Kiss of Venus (Phone Demo) -- Kit O'Toole, Mitch Axelrod, Paul McCartney, James Brown, Ricky Lee Robinson, Led Zeppelin, The Analogues
December 28, new episode! We flip the disc (and the order) and continue our roundtable look at McCartney III. Once again Kit O'Toole (Talk More Talk) and Mitch Axelrod (Fab 4 Free 4 All) join our regulars. Ring out the old, ring in the new and go "Deep Down" on Paul Mccartney's December 2020 album with the five of us!
2020.52a Lavatory Lil (12 Days of Paul) -- Mitch Axelrod, Kit O'Toole, Jack White, Paul McCartney, Lead Belly, Timmy Sean
McCartney III has been out a week, and most of us are settling into our opinions, and we present them to you. Today: Side A (at least as it appears on some versions of the disc). Our panel? Kit O'Toole, Mitch Axelrod, Ethan Alexanian, Lonnie Peña and Ed Chen. Stick around for side B (and an announcement) later this holiday season!
2020.51 Inside Out (demo) -- TheTraveling Wilburys, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Judas Priest
Dozens of years ago, the Wilburys got it right. "Look into the future / With your mystic crystal ball / See if it ain't yellow / See if it's there at all". This week Ethan Alexanian and I discuss the film made for the Warner's sales force: "Whatever Wilbury Wilbury", and the DVD film "True History of the Traveling Wilburys".
2020.50 Mamunia (Denny Laine, Live) --Ardy Sarraf, Ethan Alexanian, Wingsband, Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, Denny Seiwell.
What is it like playing the material of Paul McCartney/Wings live on stage? Ardy Sarraf (The Fab Four, Wingsband) returns as we continue our discussion from last week. Is it difficult to find a musician to portray "Linda McCartney?" What would it take to recreate the "Lumpy Trousers" tour? Do the songs from McCartney I and McCartney II translate to the stage? What does that mean when hypothesizing McCartney III?