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Old 06-04-2012, 09:19
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I just hope James McCartney has another job, because as a singer, he's dreadful!
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:55
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He looks so like his dad! But oh dear...Hard work to interview, bless him.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:24
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Maybe Stella wore hand me downs and that inspired her to design clothes that were beautiful.
Where is she hiding them?
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:34
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I just hope James McCartney has another job, because as a singer, he's dreadful!
And, rightly or wrongly, I think every singer needs to have some kind of charisma and personality. Which James just doesn't.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:54
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I had never even heard of the man, but just saw a clip on YT and you're right, it is very cringe worthy. Poor interviewer, must have been like pulling teeth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJwGJtE8rl8

Nothing natural or spontaneous about this chap, is there?
He doesn't believe in smiling or any of that nonsense haha, I'm just guessing but he may be a bit pee'd off by the nasty comments on you tube, probably thinks he doesn't have to give interviews because no one is interested and is shocked when he is asked questions. Perhaps he went back to the dressing room and cried his heart out at the embarrassment.
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Old 06-04-2012, 13:22
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Where is she hiding them?
Fashion expert, are you? (I know the answer to that).
Actually Stella does say she is inspired by her mother - a woman who was constantly criticised for her dress sense. make of that what you will.
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Old 25-06-2013, 10:05
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James has now released an album and was interviewed on BBC breakfast this morning. Awkward is the word.

It's here, starting around 08.52.

I think he's too introverted to be a front man. Must be ever so hard when everyone asks about your dad all the time, but the other Beatles kids seem to have a bit (by which I mean a lot)more confidence about them.
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Old 25-06-2013, 10:23
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As for his singing, if that's what you call it, he just ain't got what it takes IMO.
I felt so sorry for the presenters on BBC breakfast today, he was really hard work. Just not cut out for show business I think.
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Old 25-06-2013, 10:25
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He comes across as very shy and extremely uncomfortable with fame
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Old 25-06-2013, 10:27
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He comes across as very shy and extremely uncomfortable with fame
He does, which makes me wonder why he's pursuing music as a career.
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Old 25-06-2013, 10:40
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I remember when he was all over the place a while back and I'm cringing seeing him pop up again. Odd is exactly how I'd describe him and the fact that he looks like a boiled egg while having the talent and personality of a potato doesn't help.

I do feel for him in that he lost his mother when young. It's no doubt had a lasting effect. But when someone is as clearly uncomfortable and awkward at being interviewed as JM is maybe they should stay out of the spotlight. I saw him interviewed a year or two ago and really felt awful for the poor sod tasked with trying to get him to converse...it was like pulling teeth. Crazy to go for a career where self-promotion is a big part of it when you hate engaging with the media/viewers to that extent.
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Old 25-06-2013, 10:46
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Give him some slack, please. It isn't always easy being the child of a superstar. Perhaps he is borderline autistic or has self-esteem issues. I remember reading an article about how Paul's latest wife had encouraged James and had given him support and how grateful he was for that support.
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:04
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Give him some slack, please. It isn't always easy being the child of a superstar. Perhaps he is borderline autistic or has self-esteem issues. I remember reading an article about how Paul's latest wife had encouraged James and had given him support and how grateful he was for that support.
I think people are cutting him slack. As I said, I wonder why is he seeking fame and a career in the spotlight when he is clearly a very shy/introverted/thoughtful guy. There are lots of fantastic ways he could contribute to the world and express himself without putting himself through something he's clearly not comfortable with. Writing, art, teaching etc etc.
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:05
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I've never actually seen him (except one newspaper picture) prior to watching the video below on YouTube.

I have to agree he does seem rather awkward.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyi9Kqo3L5Q
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:30
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As I said, I wonder why is he seeking fame and a career in the spotlight when he is clearly a very shy/introverted/thoughtful guy. There are lots of fantastic ways he could contribute to the world and express himself without putting himself through something he's clearly not comfortable with. Writing, art, teaching etc etc.
This. He could even still make music. You can be a musician without being famous - countless people out there manage it. Maybe he wants the fame/money more than he's letting on?
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Old 25-06-2013, 11:33
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A lot of famous people in the arts have children who try to follow in their footsteps.
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Old 25-06-2013, 13:25
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A lot of famous people in the arts have children who try to follow in their footsteps.
But James doesn't seem to want the fame, if his manner in front of a camera is anything to go by. So it's odd he appears to be actively seeking it by going on high profile shows.
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Old 25-06-2013, 14:10
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What has he been doing up to now for work? He's nearly 36, so he must have kept busy doing something surely.
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Old 25-06-2013, 15:54
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He looks older than his dad and he looks like that Welsh politician(Ron Davies) who was looking for badgers
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Old 25-06-2013, 16:39
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Saw the interview on Breakfast this morning. He didn't seem like he wanted to be there really. Short answers and uncomfortable looking. Him and his sister certainly seem to have missed out on the smiling gene.
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Old 25-06-2013, 18:01
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He looks a bit like he has an extra chromosome
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Old 25-06-2013, 18:53
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He could make a killing doing adverts and stuff for films and never be seen or interviewed. Instead, he forces himself to do this. He clearly isn't comfortable in front of the camera, he hasn't had any form of media training because he looks like he doesn't even want to be there. If his interviews were job interviews he'd never get hired. Why would anyone do this to himself? Especially when money can't be the biggest motivator...?
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Old 25-06-2013, 21:07
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I've never actually seen him (except one newspaper picture) prior to watching the video below on YouTube.

I have to agree he does seem rather awkward.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyi9Kqo3L5Q
Haha...............had to laugh when he said the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy yourself. This coming from one of the most miserable bastads ever to grace the stage !

Wierd !

To be honest he doesnt deserve any slack at all. Instead of getting a real job, he has been handed the chance of a career only BECAUSE of his dad as he isnt good enough to be a singer in his own right. Any sympathy for him that he has some cross to bear because he is a Beatles son is ludicrous as he is only being interviewed and playing and singing on tv with the likes of Ronnie Wood BECAUSE he is a Beatles son. He has the charisma of a potatoe and an off putting air about him where he looks thoroughly pissed off that he has to be interviewed.
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:15
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He seems to be attracting national attention for the wrong reasons.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...t-8672552.html
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:36
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Maybe he is shy and a little self-conscious?
This would be my thought too. Some people can be just rude for the sake of it.
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