Last night I happened upon this on PBS.
As my two guitar-playing musicians prepped for beddie-bye, toothbrushes bulging from cheeks, bleery-eyed, and jammie-clad they heard Paul McCartney singing and playing from our television. Good ears, especially for teenagers who were talking a mile a minute, yes, even with toothpaste and brushes polishing their teeth. You know how it goes.
First one daughter, then the other wandered into the room.
"It's Paul!" (The Beatles are favorites around here, on all of our iPods and frequently in the CD player in the car.)
Suddenly bedtime was deemed unnecessary. Listening, watching, and learning took precedence.
And leaning toward the TV to soak it all in.
Cassie has been playing classical guitar for nearly three years now, while Caroline is coming up on her one year anniversary of electric guitar lessons. (You should hear Caroline play the riff for Day Tripper. Amazing.)
Paul found an audience with them. And with me.
Not only did he sing some old - familiar to us - songs to new music ("An old woman in a new dress," he explained prior to singing Lady Madonna) but he sang newer ones as well, such as the delightful English Tea.
He also demonstrated recording the layering of various instrumental and other sounds one upon another until an entire number was complete. Glorious fun! All done in Studio 2 at London's Abbey Road Studios where most of the Beatles' recordings were made.
The name of the show is PAUL MCCARTNEY: CHAOS AND CREATION AT ABBEY ROAD.
The girls and I were wishing it didn't end. Such enjoyment.
Worth a peek.