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Old 04-04-2012, 16:47
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I'm old enough to remember his Mum, Linda when she got together with Paul. Very similar personality as I recall, who couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, but was always hanging around in the background somewhere getitng in the on the act. James seems to have inherited her traits poor lad.
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Old 04-04-2012, 19:21
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What a boring shit. Whats the deal with his hair? Shave it off. It looks ridiculous.
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Old 04-04-2012, 19:40
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Maybe he has never, ever recovered from the death of his mother...he was only about 14 and the only one living at home with Paul at the time. He then watch the Heather debacle too, has a kid sister too now. Linda was always in the background of Paul's solo career but he was so nuts about her.
I think maybe James wanted that moment that Julian Lennon had when he emerged as an image of his father, with his father's voice too. Julian also being very, very messed up.
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Old 04-04-2012, 23:26
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Paul is my favourite member of the Beatles although I have to admit I don't find James to be very likeable compared to the other Beatle sons Dhani Harrison, Julian Lennon or Zak Starkey. The thing is maybe he's missing the charm of his father which saves Paul from coming across as too self-important. Admittedly Paul does come across like that unintentionally at times although I think he's quite naive in his public perception and always seems to be hamming it up.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:04
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...... Shy, awkward, sensitive, not a natural charmer or people pleaser ......
- that was also my first impression.
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Old 05-04-2012, 13:31
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James just seems damaged...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...spotlight.html
This explains alot about him. He has been through a lot and is basically a drifter.
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Old 05-04-2012, 14:48
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The one thing this band is lacking is having Sean instead of Julian. Julian is the more musically talented and has a voice very similar to Johns. Julian is also a nicer person than Sean
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Old 05-04-2012, 15:07
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I think James looks a bit like a boiled egg! On a serious note wouldnt you be odd if you had those two godforsaken parents.
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Old 05-04-2012, 15:24
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I think James looks a bit like a boiled egg! On a serious note wouldnt you be odd if you had those two godforsaken parents.
I don't think Paul and Linda were bad parents, just one died and no re-married a bitch afterwards. And he is much younger than his high achieving sisters.
They didn't even go to private school.
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Old 05-04-2012, 15:36
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I don't think Paul and Linda were bad parents
Vegetarian pot heads (seperate things not veggy pots - which can be nice) who were skin flints!
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Old 05-04-2012, 18:26
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Vegetarian pot heads (seperate things not veggy pots - which can be nice) who were skin flints!
Says who? Paul used drugs in the 70s....And who said they were skin flints? They didn't want their children to grow up spoilt and entitled.. Out of all the famous parents Paul and Linda did very well. Especially given that John Lennon was a crap father and all that poor Julian went through.
Julian said that it was Paul that used play with him and was totally as ease with children while his father didn't know how to connect at all.
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Old 05-04-2012, 18:33
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James just seems damaged...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...spotlight.html
This explains alot about him. He has been through a lot and is basically a drifter.
It does. And it corroborates my impression of him as shy, awkward, ill at ease etc. Thanks for link, milliejo.
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Old 05-04-2012, 19:38
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It's also weird how he looks so much like his dad but doesn't have any of what made Paul handsome or charasmatic.
Yes. We came across this twerp in today's newspaper, where it was reported he wants to get together with Ringo's younger son, George Harrison's son and the son of John and Yoko, to form a New Beatles tribute type act, singing the old Beatles songs! It's the worst idea I've ever heard in music.

Then we looked up McCartney junior on UTube, and could not believe how awful he was. The sound was like someone doing a poor Oasis impression, and he looked like a balding shop window dummy. Zero charisma. I also read that, very wisely, the two Beatle children with genuine musical talent, Zak Starkey and Julian Lennon, want nothing to do with the New Beatles project.
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Old 05-04-2012, 19:44
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James Paul McCartney.
Seeing sonny boy, it makes me wonder if the rumours that the real Macc died in 1967 and was replaced by a look-a-like might be true after all. I mean, would the real Macca have produced such a twonk?
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Old 05-04-2012, 20:15
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He did come across as a fish out of water, I thought maybe he wasn't comfortable in the public eye. Must be very hard knowing you will be judged against your parents and siblings whatever you do. If it was me, I'd go for a different career path. Maybe he should go into music production or management or something if he wants to do music.

That said, Dhani Harrison comes across really well in interviews and Stella McCartney has made a career for herself. Perhaps it comes down to how you feel about yourself, and knowing who you are.
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Old 05-04-2012, 20:54
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I'm reading the article and I can't believe he's not yet thirty. He looked like an aging, balding man in his 60s on Lorraine - although obviously I knew he had to be much younger than that. But still...wow.

Getting irritated by him already. He's everywhere!!! Clearly any reservations he had about not using his father's name to get places have all gone. Pretty shameless, really.
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Old 05-04-2012, 20:58
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As a massive Paul McCartney fan, all I can say is, yes, James is very odd, but I think its a combination of shyness.

If it's anything to go by, Paul apparently wrote the song Young Boy about him.
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Old 05-04-2012, 21:08
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I find it frustrating when shyness is an excuse for rudeness - which James was on Lorraine and it sounds like other interviews - as I'm pretty shy and socially awkward in real life but it still doesn't take effort to show basic manners, like at least trying to look interested when someone else is taking to you.

I might be being harsh here but I feel people like James give those with shyness issues a bad image.
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Old 05-04-2012, 21:29
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Shyness is often mistaken for rudeness, it is possible that James has deeper problems, then basic shyness. He is seems socially awkward which can be a problem, he is not cut out for the limelight. And he also looks like he has mental health issues too.
In the piece writen about he used a different surname to avoid the attention of being Paul McCartney's son. He is clearly very bright if he is qualified as an architect.
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Old 05-04-2012, 21:33
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I've loved Macca since I was 7 years old (1963), but I can't say his son has the same charisma at all, not even in the slightest.
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Old 05-04-2012, 21:56
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And who said they were skin flints? They didn't want their children to grow up spoilt and entitled
Fair enough, but I saw them in Campbeltown, and they looked like a bunch of tattie howkers who'd bought the most ragged clothes they could find in a charity shop!
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Old 05-04-2012, 22:33
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Fair enough, but I saw them in Campbeltown, and they looked like a bunch of tattie howkers who'd bought the most ragged clothes they could find in a charity shop!
Maybe they weren't overly impressed by designer clothes. It was a different time, it seems odd now that someone famous will wear the sametime twice. Maybe they did wear things until they looked old, rather than disposable clothes. I think they tried to live an unspoilt life, they didn't show their children off, they grew up privately which was a good thing.
I just think something is wrong with James, he just seems damaged, maybe because Linda died. It isn't always an indictation of bad upbringing, the shyness maybe something he can't help.
Maybe Stella wore hand me downs and that inspired her to design clothes that where beautiful.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:45
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I recall reading a newspaper article a few weeks back about him and his music.

From the article it came across that the loss of him mother hit him hard and that of all the children he detested Heather Mills the most and moved out as a result.

He went to Brighton to study , where he waited tables and did his utmost to remain under the radar.

It seems that although he is the only McCartney offspring to show any musical talent, he is so conscious of the inevitable comparison, it almost like he is fighting against it.

Sadly, I think a rather messed up man, not because of his upbringing per se, rather trying to make his way in the shadow of an iconic father.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:55
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I have heard that it`s a myth that he ever waited tables, but he certainly kept out of the limelight. He`s spent his life drifting - supported by his "skinflint" dad.
I kind of get the impression that he has forced himself to do this - it`s now or never. He undoubtedly does have some talent, but he s really not comfortable in the limelight.
Paul and Linda had their "hippy" phase - but James was born in 1977 and missed most of it. Apart from, obviously,still using pot (and being vegetarians - is that a problem?!), Paul and Linda lived a fairly conventional middle-class life in the 80s. Paul didn`t tour, and the children most definitely did not want for anything.
James was 20 when his mother died, and already living away from home. Paul was 14 when his mother died. He also had to watch his father go into an unsuitable relationship.So, Paul went through the same traumas as James, but at a much younger age,As for Linda, she was an excellent photographer who certainly never pushed herself into Paul`s band - he just wanted her there.
I guess what I`m saying is, James clearly has his issues, but it`s unfair to blame his parents, whom he clearly adored and adores. He does need to work on his personality if he is to have any future in the music industry.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:02
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It seems that although he is the only McCartney offspring to show any musical talent, he is so conscious of the inevitable comparison, it almost like he is fighting against it.
That would be why he's so keen to form a Next Gen Beatles, and states that his own music equaling the Beatles would be 'quite tough.'

Is he deaf, or merely deluded?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17547939
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