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If you could talk to Paul McCartney for 5 minutes, what would you ask him?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    If you could talk to Paul McCartney for 5 minutes, what would you ask him?

    I might ask him how he came up with some of his melodic bass lines and how they come up the ideas for some of the songs The Beatles wrote.
  2. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
    I'd ask him to explain the rules of cricket to me.And I'd try to get him talking about Elvis.
  3. What his all time favorite song is.
  4. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    "Can I borrow 5 dollah?"
  5. why did you get married again. and again?
  6. David Hayes

    David Hayes Guest

    What it was like banging the young Jane Asher. Vroom!!!
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I wouldn't have much to ask, really. I prefer listening to his music, it says it all.
  8. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    I'd ask him stuff about his relationship with Lennon.
  9. I'd ask: "What choices do you wish you'd made differently?"
  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    I would talk about gear ...
  11. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    What is your favourite era for music
  12. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I would ask him how The Beatles found the time to record so much material in a relatively short time and if John and George were still alive would there be a chance for a reunion, even if it was for just one show.
  13. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    "How did it feel working in the shadow of a great like Ringo Starr?"
  14. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    "Would you let me play your bass?"
  15. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    The reason for choosing the Hofner.
  16. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    I'd ask if he was aware he was a life model decoy. ;)

    Seriously though, I'd ask him what is his favorite medium, writing and recording, or live performance, why, and whether it's changed through the years.

    And, whose idea it was for that awesome multi-chord clang at the beginning of Hard Day's Night.
  17. ShoeManiac


    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    I'd probably ask him what he's listening to these days.

    I respect the man and his work immensely. So much that I'd really rather not come across like some fanboy. He's probably been surrounded by yes men and sycophants for his entire adult life. So why be another one of those people? I'd rather have a real conversation with him than seem like someone who just wants to grill him about his career like he's the subject of study for a museum.
  18. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    "Heather Mills;...RREEAALLLYY???"

    what possessed you,Paul...
  19. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    His honest opinion of today's pop music and that sort of thing.
  20. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    I wouldn't ask him anything. I would simply thank him for all of the wonderful music he has provided us for the past 50 years.

    Wow! After typing that, I just realized that this coming February 9 will be exactly 50 years since I was glued to the TV set at age 7 watching their debut on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. Seems like yesterday (no pun intended).