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Being Paul
12/19/2002

What would your conception of yourself be if you'd spent your entire adult life as Paul McCartney? And then, as one of two remaining Beatles alive to still be given "second billing" on songs that you alone wrote because of a decision made when you were a grubby teen? Would you seek ways to switch "Lennon-McCartney" around?

I don't think I would, but the real Paul McCartney seems interested in doing just that. Personally, I think in accordance with history and as a tribute to a tragically lost partner, I'd leave well enough alone. The attribution rolls of the tongue and is familiar, and nobody reads it as "Lennon and whatshisname."

But then again, I'm not Paul McCartney.

Posted by Justin Katz @ 08:11 PM EST