Safeco Field, Seattle, July 19, 2013. The “first-ever rock show at this stadium,” according to Sir Paul.
Words fail. I felt like I had never been to a concert before. We basked in the presence of greatness start to finish.
Eight Days A Week — The opener.
Live and Let Die — Somehow, no musicians were harmed.
Three hours and nobody wanted it to end. Paul included a Jimi Hendrix tribute jam and a blistering Nirvana reunion.
Here’s one from the 80s you may have missed. “The Gift” by the under-appreciated Maria McKee and Lone Justice. I hope my daughter will sing this one day.
A gift of one and a gift to all
The wings to soar and not to fall
A gift of light in the abyss
Higher ground above the pit
The choice to live that is a gift
That is a gift, that is a gift, that is a gift
These days, I’m the Beatles.
When I break out the guitar during my daughter’s bath time, we do a little singin’ and strummin’ to some simple favorites. She loves to sing along and is very encouraging of Da’s efforts. Someday, too soon, she’ll discover they’re not my songs. But right now, I’m the Beatles. And the Eagles. And Split Enz and Tom Petty and Elton John.
The question will come: Da, who are these people that do your songs way better than you do?