I grew up with the Beatles. My mother loved popular music. She loved classical too, and played both on the piano. We always had a piano, I couldn’t imagine my mother without one. And my older brother was born in 1954 so he was a perfect age for the Beatles. I was a little young for them, but as their music was always in the house I loved them too. Especially Paul. So terminally cute with those puppy dog eyes. I dreamt of meeting him. Or maybe George Harrison, but Paul was cuter. John was too serious and Ringo – well I could never imagine getting romantically involved with a guy named Ringo. (Sorry Ringo, you seem like a great guy, but there it is.)
Just recently, within the last couple of months, I saw Paul on Saturday Night Live and was very disappointed. He wasn’t playing or singing all that well. I forget what the song was but it was so bad it was pretty unrecognizable anyway.
My younger brother sent me Paul McCartney The Space Within US for Christmas. Having seen that dismal SNL performance I wasn’t thrilled, But Ed said he and his wife really enjoyed it, so tonight I gave it a try. I should have known I’d like it – my little brother is much more in tune with the world and he has really great taste.
I started to smile immediately. There is something about watching Paul’s audiences sing along with him that is so joyful. And the music? Fabulous. I don’t know where Paul found his band, but they know their stuff, they sing well and they are entertaining. Every song made me smile, and I wished I’d known about the concerts when they were happening. If you like the Beatles or the Wings or just Paul this is a must have video. There are interviews and cameos and songs.
Paul McCartney The Space Within US is a feel good video that will put a bounce in your step and a song in your heart. For real.