Hearne: McCartney 3-Hour Snooze & Geezer Fest Saved by Alarm Clock Ending

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12 Responses to Hearne: McCartney 3-Hour Snooze & Geezer Fest Saved by Alarm Clock Ending

  1. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    The show exceeded my expectations. Respect to McCartney.. best of the best. He obviously was having a good time in Kansas.

  2. Anonymous says:

    hearne
    We’ll get to that Monday after Brian has his way with the show

  3. Anonymous says:

    nick
    I’m struggling to find the “filler” material in Paul’s setlist.

    Okay, “Letting Go”, “Highway” and “Mrs. Vanderbilt” I could have done without. And I never liked “Dance Tonight”. But part of seeing an artist perform is understanding he or she will want to indulge a little bit in recent interests.

    Songs like “Let Me Roll It” and “1985” were suprises and loved it. “Sing the Changes”, to me, really is a great new tune.

    And true, it DID have have a Geezer-ish tone to it, but McCartney’s band was pretty lean and fresh-sounding. The drummer was in top form and the lead guitarist not too shabby.

    I’m kinda with ya on the Raveonettes, but your rant LOSES ALL CREDIBILITY when you say you’d rather be watching Keane…..you gotta be f**king kidding me!!! Oh my lord, talk about snoozers.
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  4. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    Hearne…you are an old geezer…and anyone
    who found this show lacking probably needed
    a hearing aid because they were not at the
    same show I and my girlfriend were at.
    Paul was extraordinary. Sorry…maybe you’re
    cup of tea in justin beaver or lady gagaga
    but this showed the incredible talent that
    is lacking in todays musicians.
    The show was incredible…we went to the
    intercontinental after the show to try and
    meet paul…we did that several years ago in
    dallas and got his autograph….but we missed
    him.
    The sets were great…his voice was both mellow
    and strong when needed. His show had highs
    and lows but the man has transcended all your
    fav orite artists and still puts on a fantasistc
    show.
    Hearne…get a hearing aid. You’re getting old
    and mean. You needed a different attitude.
    After the show everyone raved about it…
    in the p and l the buzz was about the great
    show….for $150 we got 13th row seats to one
    of the greatest musicians/writers/entertainers
    ever….so get out your ipod and keep listening
    to those one hit wonders you love…there will
    never beanother musician on the face of the
    earth like paul mccartney…and he proved
    it again last saturday.
    Maybe you’e been hanging with tony too much.
    The negativity is wearing offon you.
    McCartney’s show was not only the best I’ve
    seen (my family was involved in the concert
    business here/st. louis and in denver for
    over 40 years) but was a one time chance to
    see history repeated.
    I’ve seen elvis/elton and joel in vegas/
    sinatra in vegas/wayne newton in vegas (had to
    throw that one in because he’s strong too)…
    stones in chicago/the great summer jams/
    as a child watched loggins and messina/
    aerosmith/van halen….but nothing…not one
    show…nothing compared to the history and
    incredible once in a lifetime talent that was
    on stage at sprint.
    Name one artist who’s music has lasted almost
    50 years…yet still sounds current…still
    can command an entire audience…still get
    airply…has been adapted to almost every
    genre of music from jazz to classical…
    and has the ability to play and write music
    that will still be loved another 50 years…
    and in the huge numbers of hits he was
    part of…noone..no artist…no writer…
    hearne…again…you’re wrong. Great night.
    STOP HANGING OUT WITH TONY…HE STARTING TO
    WEAR OFF ON YOU!

  5. Anonymous says:

    James Andrews
    One hour too long…Is that a joke?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Ernie
    Hearne, the wrinkles in your hipster credibility are showing.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Maureen
    I agree with Hearne, great talent, too long of a show.

  8. Anonymous says:

    randyraley
    The drummer is Abe Laboriel Jr. I think his dad might have been someone. Old geezer surrounding himself with top notch young musicians….and Paul probably played his music for FANS….who probably though the show was too short. By the way who’s Keane?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Really?
    Why would anyone say too long of a show? It’s not like a movie. If you’re done listening, just leave!

  10. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    Really Exactly
    P.Mctny is one cool cat…..what a musician and performer. That old geezer must be on supplements…like mtns. of cash.

    “geek rocked in their seats” Ok that made me laugh.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Norene Gaines
    Hearne clearly missed the point here . . . and obviously isn’t a fan. Unlike any of the artists Hearne mentioned, Paul McCartney is literally a living legend. Which of those artists can hold an audience in the palm of their hands? Which can perform – without a break – for well over 2 hours straight, and then come back for more?

    One hour too long? More like countless hours too short? This show spanned decades and had something for everyone who was willing to open themselves to the experience. And apparently most were – the show was a huge sing-along.

    Songbook overkill? He barely touched it! Filler? Rubbish!

    Everything about this show was top-notch – including the pre-show multi-media stroll down memory lane that looked like a scrapbook, accompanied by different arrangements from Macca’s songbook. But maybe you slept through that and only woke up when Macca took the stage and noticed the time.

    The friend who went with me (more of a Stones fan, so it was her first McCartney concert) was thoroughly impressed, and rather miffed she paid over $100 to see Fleetwood Mac. Macca is so worth every penny and then some!!

    This review is the one being taken with a grain of salt! Consider the source . . .

  12. Anonymous says:

    hearne
    That’s telling me!

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