Monday, February 22, 2010

You Can Dress Me Up As A ... What, Exactly?

First of all, let me say I don't like that Paul McCartney's mailing list or whatever (I am not 100% sure why I'm on it; maybe when I entered that remix contest two albums ago I sent it from that Yahoo account) addresses e-mails as being from "Paul McCartney" and not "Paul McCartney Mailing List" or "McCartney Fan Club" or whatever it is. Because for one brief, unthinking moment, I honestly thought, "Oh, Paul's written me an e-mail." You think you'd be more excited, even in that stupid half-second before figuring out what it obviously is, but there you have it.

Okay, point number two. Here's the image that came attached to the e-mail:

It's weird, isn't it? Don't get me wrong, I figure McCartney's needed some "rebranding" for some time now. The "cheeky" shots he keeps putting out -- the cover of Driving Rain leaps immediately to mind -- have become somewhat undignified for a legend of a man in his sixties. But what am I to take from that image above?

"Paul McCartney is mad as hell and he's gonna give you a piece of his mind!!"
"Paul McCartney is gonna rock your socks off like they ain't never been rocked off before!!"
"Paul McCartney is quite enthused about his new suspenders!!"

I think it's interesting, anyway. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but then again, this is the image he and his people are putting out to represent him. Paired with the "Up and Coming" name, is this meant to be some sort of hungry Paul McCartney?


Bill Reed said...

His *pants* are up and coming. Because of the suspenders. Suspenders are coming back, you know. Between Paul McCartney and the new Doctor Who? Suspenders are in.

Justin said...

Compelling argument!

But now I can't help but imagine McCartney as a New Who fan. Sitting on the couch with a bowl of popcorn. Somewhat resentful of David Tennant, because *he* used to be The Cute One. Wondering, "If I went round to Freema Agyeman's house and played Martha My Dear, d'you think she'd go out with me?"