On Paul McCartney, the Election, and His Band

Excepting Twitter, this is my last word on politics until Wednesday, and that’s a promise. 🙂

Paul McCartney and his band make an endorsement in the 2012 presidential election.

I realized something watching that little video.

Paul’s band has been together together for a decade. While the Beatles were a band for longer than that, the John/Paul/George/Ringo line-up didn’t quite last eight years. Paul’s new band has outlasted that.

Keyboardist Wix Wickens has been working with Paul since as far back as 1989’s Flowers in the Dirt.

Guitarist Rusty Anderson and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr. started working with McCartney on 2001’s Driving Rain album.

Guitarist Brian Ray started with 2002’s Driving USA concert tour.

Ten years.

While Paul didn’t work with them for Kisses on the Bottom, they are recording an album for release next year.

The things one realizes.

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