Tuesday, June 29, 2021

In Conversation with Paul, Mary and Stella






 

I really enjoyed the live stream today of Paul and his two daughters talking about the new Linda McCartney cookbook coming out.


As I have mentioned many times -- I will pay to see Paul McCartney doing just about anything live -- so I was pleased to see him live today, even if it was just through my computer screen. 

Paul, Stella, and Mary talked about being vegetarian, how Linda cooked food for the family, memories of growing up and more little stories.   

It was a lovely talk and since I ordered the ticket to see it live, I also get a copy of the book (to be sent in a week).   I took a few screenshots to share.  

15 comments:

  1. Can't help but feel this is pushing another barrow for publicity and keeping the McCartney family reality show alive. Paul is forever promoting something. Isn't his musical genius enough? Nothing against vegetarianism, but honestly it was Paul who was the famous one, his music with or without the Beatles, not Linda or their children.

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    1. don't think there would actually be this pr except for the diehard Paul fans as there are 100's of veg books available

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  2. A man and his 2 children promoting a product that is near and dear to them because it involves their late mother (deceased wife, in Paul's case). Memories of their time with her, etc. Nevertheless, someone will inevitably come along and spew tiresome drivel and complain.

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  3. hope the cookbook is better than her frozen food

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  4. Anon 7/1. It's not drivel to point this out just because it offends you. If Paul wants to promote his music and other artistic endeavors, that's fine, that's how he made his name. How do we know if Linda even wants this? She is not alive to say. Her daughters have taken it over as a family business, which is what it is - a business. I daresay the famous name helps.

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  5. You apparently are not aware of the fact that Linda oversaw the publishing of her own cookbook. Highly doubtful, and laughable, to suggest she would be offended.

    It's embarrassing to see "fans" feel the need to fly in to the rescue and protect Linda from Paul and her daughters over something as inconsequential as a cookbook. This is a family matter that goes under the file labelled "It's none of your business or anyone elses".

    And by the way, you might want to explain to most people under the age of 35 how Paul is the only famous one in that family.

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    1. I would say it's more embarrassing for people to get hot under the collar and protective of a Beatle "family" matter. How can something be published for public consumption, and it's subject matter live streamed, yet be none of anyone elses' business? Huh? I didn't realise fans weren't supposed to be privy to a private conversation between a man and his daughters. Sorry, but that's an oxymoron if ever there was one. Since her death Linda's foods have been criticized for having excess levels of fat, wheat and soy, necessitating the company to change or update their ingredients, and to incorporate more plant based recipes because of the rise in popularity of veganism. As this is a new cookbook, not a 2nd edition, what is it exactly that she is overseeing? Get real, it's a business. And yes, Paul as a Beatle is the famous one actually, which presumably why this site exists in the first place. I'm not sure why this needs explaining to anyone. But I apologize for having an opinion that transgresses the laws of Beatle fandom.

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    2. no need to apologize for your opinion

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  6. I'll eat meat until I die but I'll listen to McCartney music until I die too. (MarkZapp)

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  7. nice pictures here; not interested in the cookbook though

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  8. Anon 7/5 7:21 - most of us here are pretty long in the tooth, so we don't need a lecture about business practices. You, on the other hand, probably do. Because the McCartney family is not so desperate to plug a cookbook by a family member to "keep the family name out there". Since you claim to own such a prodigious business backround, pity to see that you lack the business acumen to figure it out.

    Sara put it best: this is a pretty cool, loving family project, that the McCartneys are TASTEFULLY and LOVINGLY marketing. Instead, you complain and whine that it's just a cynical ploy by the 3 of them to keep the family name out there, a la the Kardashians. Classy.

    No, actually you're wrong about apologizing for having an opinion that offends Beatles fandom. Instead, you oughtta just apologize for being a lewd clown.

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  9. Anon July 8. I don't think anyone needs to be rebuked by a self-styled moderator for having an opinion you don't like. If Sara has an issue with it then I will respect that. It is her site, not yours. You are being unnecessarily personal and rude. All four Beatles, and particularly Yoko Ono, come in for criticism from time to time without unleashing such anger and bitterness. Linda McCartney is exempt in your eyes for some reason. I find that hypocritical. I'm not a business person and I'm not obsessed with their personal lives. That's all I'll be saying on the matter.

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  10. All 4 Beatles and their wives and their wives get constructively criticized on here, sure.

    Classless, cheap, below-the-belt criticisms of them are a different matter.

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  11. I'm just happy to see Paul with natural hair color - looking handsome, dude!

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