Another Paul McCartney site? Yes, it is a Paul McCartney site. But I’m not sure there is “another” like it. This Paul McCartney site features original writing from McCartney experts (any fan who owns the 10″ version of “Press” qualifies) around the globe, about Paul McCartney and his work. The focus is on his solo career, but how can the Beatles be avoided? Every aspect of his career is a potential topic to explore in depth.
The Paul McCartney Blog contains feature writing, as opposed to diary or news writing. Far be it from me to compare our writers to excellent writers such as Chris Charlesworth, Ben Fong-Torres, Peter Doggett, Cameron Crowe, Chris Welch, Silvie Simmons, and so on… but they aren’t writing a lot about McCartney these days. Our goal here is to present that kind of quality writing about Paul McCartney on a regular basis, as opposed to a random article in Mojo that might appear every year or so.
We will be discussing some of the lesser known aspects of McCartney’s work. We won’t be adding a lot of background info that is readily available elsewhere. We’re going to be jumping into to the deep end, and assuming you know how to swim. Don’t know what “Daumier’s Law” is? That’s what Google is for. We are writing for an audience who is fairly familiar with the man’s work, so there won’t be a lot of background. For instance, we may refer to “Hog Hill” and assume everyone knows exactly what we mean with little further explanation. However, it’s our hope that the site will be illuminating for anyone who is curious about McCartney’s career, and wants to dig a little deeper.
I would be remiss to mention a few of the excellent McCartney sites that are great resources on the man’s work, and cover certain things this site never will. McCartney’s personal site, Paul McCartney.com has grown into a much better resource than it was originally. And the forum is excellent. Another site, MaccaBlog is a fantastic resource for the latest news and info. It’s nicely designed as well. Macca-Central can consume hours of your time with it’s volume of news, music, video, discography, and more.
A few McCartney sites stand out as truly exemplary. The McCartney Recording Sessions has been around since at least 1997, and is still one of the best sites for information about Paul’s recording activities. A new site called The Paul McCartney Project is well on it’s was to being the definitive web resource on McCartney’s solo catalog. I won’t go through all the sites I like. You can check them out yourself using the “Sites I Like” section.
Lastly, this site is also a member of the Amazon Affiliate program. This means that if someone clicks on one of an Amazon link contained within the site, and then buys something from Amazon, my site makes 4-6% of the sale. It doesn’t cost you, the reader (and hopefully buyer, from time to time) anything. It’s basically a small referral fee. This site has an Amazon aStore and will feature a variety of Amazon associate links that pertain to the topic of a post. The links will always be relevant to the topic at hand. Our goal is for readers to think about McCartney in a different way, and possibly be motivated to check out more of his work. The Amazon links provide an easy way to do that.
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