Sir Paul McCartney has confessed he "talks" to his guitar when he's feeling down. The Beatles legend, who is married to model Heather Mills, admits he uses songwriting as a form of therapy.They must be "fixing a hole."
He revealed: "There's this sort of therapy aspect in songwriting sometimes, and that's one of the reasons I love it. "If I'm feeling really low, I'll take my guitar into the darkest corner I can find in the house, sit with it, and talk to the guitar, explain it all to the guitar. And it works. You come out of there and it's magical."
Earlier this week, McCartney was left injured after falling down an open trapdoor during a concert. The legendary musician plunged down the hole, from which a grand piano was set to emerge, during a performance in Florida injuring his elbow and back. McCartney, 63, had to be helped up by concerned stage hands but bravely carried on. He told the 18,000-strong crowd: "There's a big hole in the stage and I just fell into it. A word to the stage crew, I want a big fence around here tomorrow. We ought to construct a picket fence, that would look nice!"
Bloggers are asking the FEC for speech freedoms.
Matt Morris takes the mound tonight against Brandon Claussen. Albert Pujols will not get a triple crown but ranks in the top three among the batting categories and might win another batting title.
The Red Sox are off tonight.
About 1.8 million ordered to evactuate. Some people are out of gas and have been driving for 15 hours, per Brian Williams. They need to open up the other side of the interstate or something. Gov. Perry has reversed the southbound lane but that is not doing much.
The Bridge School benefit has their lineup set.
Dave Matthews, Norah Jones and Bright Eyes lead the lineup for the 19th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts, to be held Oct. 29-30 at Shoreline Amphitheatre outside San Francisco. Event founder Neil Young will also perform with his CSNY bandmates David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.Neil Young will release a box set of rarities.
Among the other acts set to appear are Jerry Lee Lewis, Emmylou Harris, Good Charlotte and Los Lobos, as well as guests to be announced.
After nearly fifteen years of promises, Neil Young is now confident that a slew of material from his vaults will begin to see the light of day in 2006. With his latest album, Prairie Wind, out next week, the rock legend is planning several eight-disc sets packed with outtakes, home recordings, album tracks, live cuts and DVDs.In the meantime, keep the gulf coast in your prayers.
"It starts with my earliest recordings in 1963," says Young. "Then several recordings with a group called the Squires, into the earliest Buffalo Springfield stuff. Then there's a live record culled from a week's worth of performances at the Riverboat in Toronto."
Fans can expect a 1970 show at Toronto's Massey Hall, featuring material from Harvest a year before its release, as well as Crazy Horse live at the Fillmore East. "It's got a sixteen-minute 'Cowgirl in the Sand,'" Young says of the Fillmore gig, "and a super-long 'Down by the River.'"
One live performance, the rock vet is convinced, trumps the original recording: the entirety of Tonight's the Night, recorded live at London's Rainbow Theatre. Says Young, "It's better than the record."