Friday, June 04, 2010

I bet she was surprised

Who said this:
"first guy ever to be punched out by a president."
Well, instead of getting punched out he was given an award by President Obama.

The answer is Sir Paul McCartney.

He was invited to the White House East Room to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and he gave them a concert.  The background on the above quote is his serenading the First Lady with his love song, "Michelle".  Paul McCartney has a great sense of humor.

(here's a story about it Chicago Tribune)

Thinking of music and lyrics, Cheeseboy has a post using 80's song lyrics and titles (check it out here).
A year ago I wrote a post based on song titles.  It's a fun game to play.  Here's a piece of it:

Get Back, Eli's Coming so don't be The Fool On The Hill and bring Something like Joy To The World.

Don't Let Me Down.

We've Only Just Begun.

Now, I'm So Tired. So let me know your opinion.

Maybe, I Started a Joke. Your opinion is important Because, You May Be Right.

Don't Pass Me By
.

Good Night
.

It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
.


(oh still want more Beatles?  - browse over to this site
http://thebeatles.com/ )

18 comments:

KristinaP said...

Very clever! Fun idea.

lisleman said...

give it a try. It's takes a little time but it's fun.
I did it my way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2hYDIFDIU

Joanna Jenkins said...

I play the Beatles all the time at our house. It never gets old.

Very cleaver post!
Happy weekend,
jj

Bearman said...

When I was a kid the local radio station would do an entire fictional story at at key points in the dialogue fill it with song clips

TechnoBabe said...

That sounds like a fun gig for Sir Paul. He sure has lived quite a life full of love and pain and music. I would call his life a full life that's for sure.

Charlie Callahan said...

I did a similar thing with a post last year: At the Hop if you're interested. Looking at it now, it could be improved with a bit more (a lot more) imagination.

Maybe you oughta have a clown contest.

unknownmami said...

I can never remember song titles.

lisleman said...

yes I remember whole stories made from pieces of songs. I wonder if any of them are around on the web. thanks

eternallydistracted said...

I like Sir Paul - Cool guy :0)

oceangirl415 said...

I wonder if my son knew about this "news". I'll ask him shortly.

I remember lyrics but not song titles, but you did it so well.

lulu labonne said...

I've met Paul and he does have a good sense of humour, I'm a big fan of the songs too. I'm out of touch I didn't know he was serenading Michelle (who is trés belle indeed)

lisleman said...

you and oceangirl both say you can't remember song titles. I would not be able to do this without the internet. I think every song ever written is up on the internet somewhere.
thanks

lisleman said...

you and unknown mami both say you can't remember song titles. I would not be able to do this without the internet. I think every song ever written is up on the internet somewhere.
thanks

lisleman said...

interesting - did you blog about this meeting yet? I would like to read about it.

savannah said...

very cool! xoxo

The Urban Cowboy said...

The Beatles were one of my first favorites.

dave hambidge said...

LISLEMAN; you have a gong to collect at HC...

lisleman said...

thanks coming over now

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