HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL MCCARTNEY!!!!!

You say it's your birthday, it's Paul's birthday too yeah!!!

You say it’s your birthday, it’s Paul’s birthday too yeah!!!

Today is the 71st birthday of the legendary, fantastic, amazing Paul McCartney!!!! I can’t believe how good he looks for his age, especially when he’s onstage. Based on his performance quality, he’s still got the energy that he had 50 years ago. It amazes me how Paul has been in the music industry for a solid 50 years and is still going strong, with no signs of stopping. Go Paulie! I’m celebrating today by wearing my Out There concert t-shirt and listening to Paul’s music, and you should celebrate, too!

I must admit that while I’ve always really liked Paul as a person and a musician, and his status as my 2nd favorite Beatle has never seriously been in jeopardy, my love for him increased by about a million percent last week. Seeing him in concert really brought him to life for me, and it was then that I realized just what a fantastic person he is. I just love so many things about him: his adorably boyish looks (yes, I think he’s still attractive!), his cheerful smile that lights up the world, his unbelievable singing voice, his humor, his never-diminishing musicianship, his humbleness… Everything about Paul is awesome! I mean, how can you dislike someone with those droopy puppy dog eyes? He was the Cute Beatle for a reason! Look at that adorable face!!!!

Seriously... How can you not love Paul? Especially in this picture!

Seriously… How can you not love Paul? Especially in this picture!

Of course, I’m not completely superficial… I also really love the music that Paul has put out, with the Beatles, Wings, and as a solo artist. From what I’ve gathered, a lot of people completely dismiss Paul’s solo career, saying that the only good album he’s released since the Beatles is “Band On The Run” and that he can only write silly love songs. I do love “Band On The Run,” but that is NOT the only good album he’s released in the last 40 years!!! Other albums of his that I love and listen to regularly include Flaming Pie, Tug Of War, Ram, and two of my all-time favorite albums, Venus and Mars and Chaos and Creation in the Backyard. These albums are far from bad, and in fact, I think they’re fantastic. Paul’s music is what I turn to when I want to hear something that will perk me up and make me happy, and it works every time. Just hearing his voice, like hearing George’s voice, makes me happy and comforts me. His music is fun, joyful, and wonderful!

While Paul being a longtime vegetarian has not really convinced me to give up meat for good, I do admire his support for vegetarian and environmental causes. His heart is always in the right place, even if he makes mistakes sometimes like marrying Heather Mills, and I love him dearly and always will.

To close out this celebratory post, here’s a great interview of Paul on the Colbert Report from last Wednesday. I watched the whole episode, and he performed fantastically!

In conclusion, Paul McCartney is amazing, the world is a better place with him in it, and I love him so much!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAULIE!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!! 🙂

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