Thursday, July 29, 2010
Barry and a Beatle
Last night PBS finally got around to airing the "really big shew" of Paul McCartney receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House which took place on June 2.
'Sir' Paul and his band and guests played a few tunes to remind the crowd what the award was all about and Paul gushed over Barry and Michelle throughout the love fest. It seemed like Paul thinks Barry is the best thing to happen to America since, uh, Stevie Wonder, who was also there.
A few of the other guests were surprising. Elvis Costello, fresh on the heels of canceling his concert in Israel, calling it an act of 'conscience' in protest over the treatment of the Palestinians was there. Apparently his conscience didn't kick into gear over playing for drone lover, surge enabler and war puppet Barry. And Jack White was there too ... humm.
A little editing of the show was ordered by the White House. Reportedly Paul said near the end "After the last eight years, it's good to have a president that knows what a library is." Too bad Barry didn't spend more time at the library and check out the constitution.
The missing moment ...
I kept waiting. It didn't happen.
On his current tour, Paul has been playing a tribute to his assassinated partner John Lennon, "Give Peace A Chance." You might think the peace prize prez would want to continue the charade and sing along with that one. The grand finale to give the world 'hope.'
But na na na na na na na. Hey Jude got the finale honor with everyone joining in on stage
Just one question ... WTF was Seinfeld doing there?