Paul: I Want to Hold Someone’s Hand

It looks like Sir Paul is struggling with his life and divorce mushc like any man would.  I truly hope that Paul makes it through this hardship, and bounces back to form.  I think he will with a little help from his friends.  

With each hardship that Paul has had to endure, he has produced great music.  There is that old saying the from great pain and hardship come great art.  Fuel that energy Paul, and knock us out with a new album.  (I know, I know it sounds heartless, but we are all anticipating a killer follow-up to Chaos and Creation right?)

Here’s what we’ve read.

Sir Paul McCartney says he can get so emotional that he needs someone to hold his hand.

The ex-Beatle makes the comment on Classic FM, where he is making his debut as a guest presenter. Sir Paul, 64, who is hosting his own morning show next Thursday and guesting throughout the day, tells listeners that music has been a “great therapy”.

The star, going through a bitter divorce battle with Heather Mills McCartney, says: “Inevitably moods and feelings and emotions find their way into your music, whether you like it or not.

“You can’t help it. It’s the nature of the beast. When I first started composing, one of the great things was if you were feeling a bit down or if you were angry or something you could go off into a corner with your guitar and just start playing something.

“It was almost like a therapy. You’d work through this feeling.

“You’d put it in the music, you’d start caressing the guitar, there was this soothing aspect and in the end you’d come out with an answer and you’d feel better.

“That again is one of the great things for me and I know a lot of composers who find it. It’s a great therapy.”

Sir Paul began composing his newly-released classical work Ecce Cor Meum before his first wife Linda died but stopped work on it for two years because of his grief.

He finished the lyrics around six years ago and the album, which translates as Behold My Heart, is dedicated to Linda, who died from breast cancer in 1998.

The singer says: “I’m a family man so that is the root of it all for me.

“And in Ecce Cor Meum there are some bits in it that are very emotional for me, that have memories of certain moments.

“So to have your family and friends around when I’m going through these sort of emotional moments, memories of certain things that happened during the making of Ecce, is very valuable, and just to have someone next to you to hold your hand because they know this is going to get you.

“It’s good to have someone there who knows (that) you’re going to need a little bit of emotional support during this.”

Classic FM is clearing its schedule to feature the ex-Beatle’s classical works on its Paul McCartney Day.

The musician will be playing a selection of his classical favourites, including his own work, for two hours from 11am.

Sir Paul says: “I’m fulfilling one of my ambitions to present on radio.”

Classic FM station manager Darren Henley said: “Sir Paul is one of the very few pop superstars to have successfully re-invented himself as a credible classical composer.

“He’s a musical legend and we’re delighted to have him as one of the team on Classic FM.”

Source: Metro UK


One Response

  1. So somehow the tabloids find it a big deal (and in some cases make it sound as if he’s seen a shrink over the breakup, which he did not say) that Paul has sometime in his life sought professional help. Considering just the problems of coping with the kind of fame the Beatles had and the fame he has now, it strikes me as a very sensible thing to have done. I saw one myself once when medical doctors were jacking me around with conflicting diagnoses — it’s NOT a dreadful, sick, thing to do. It’s a real shame that most of the English speaking world can’t get over this prejudice!

    Manya Marshall

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