So, did you see Paul McCartney on the Grammys last night? He did "I Saw Her Standing There," and I swear, if you closed your eyes and listened, it could have been ten years ago, twenty years ago, thirty years ago. The man's voice does not age.
So, yes, amazing performance. But I have to admit, when I heard that he was performing with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, I'd hoped he'd be doing a live performance of a track from Electric Arguments, his third collaboration with producer Youth released under the name The Fireman. I'd been thinking about The Fireman quite a bit this week, what with all the talk of Feeling That Fire and all. It occured to me that I haven't mentioned it here, even though it's been out for several months. So now I am. In truth, McCartney's Fireman releases are not always my thing, and some of the tracks on Electric Arguments are also not my thing, but this one - this one positively soars. And the fact that I heard it for the first time shortly after Barack Obama won the election made me love it even more.
Sing The Changes - feel a little bit of this fire: