11 Responses to “Thud.”

  1. Drew says:

    Jesus, he was beautiful.

    I suppose that’s why it’s so hard to see him looking so terrible these days. I wish Ringo would wrestle Paul to the ground and at least cut Paul’s hair from that messy mullet he sports these days. But then, to be fair, I’m not aging all the well either. 😉

  2. If I’m healthy enough to bounce around on a stage for 3 hours when I get to his age than I might not give a rats how I look.

  3. MarkZapp says:

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion as to what look they like looks-wise. Personally, I think Paul’s longer hair looks GREAT! I was nauseated by his short hair in 1979 and the early 2000’s. I HATE Ringo’s short, short hair. He looked great in 1995. These are Beatles dammit! Wear it long! These Beatles fans turn into their own parents as far as who can wear long hair(which, originally, was no one).

  4. Nick_L says:

    There must be so much pressure on these guys to look good. When people go to see them perform, they don’t want gray hair or sagging faces. They want Beatles circa 1968. They want Paul to wear the suits, the boots, play the violin bass etc. I think he obliges everyone as much as humanly possible. Frankly, I am amazed at how good he looks and if it’s the vegetarian lifestyle that keeps him and Ringo looking so youthful, somebody pass me a fucking carrot!

  5. Drew says:

    Look I’m a Beatles fan and a McCartney fan. But I’m not going to pretend his hair looks good these days when it most certainly doesn’t. Most of the time Paul looks Alf now — and that is not a compliment. And you can tell he knows it, too, because I’ve never seen McCartney look more nervous and uncomfortable in photos than he has in the past 10 years. Ringo looks confident and sure of himself these days. So does Yoko. Paul doesn’t.

    MarkZapp: I disagree. The ONLY reason Ringo’s dyed hair looks great is because it’s short. When he grew it longer for the George documentary, Ringo looked ridiculous.

    Look, image has always mattered in pop and rock music. It mattered for the Beatles. It mattered for John in the 70s. It matters now. And Paul’s hair looks awful in 9 out of 10 photos nowadays. It’s embarrassing to see him looking so terrible all the time when he could do something about it, and apparently refuses to. I find it bizarre.

  6. debjorgo says:

    I love Paul’s hair. I hated the short hair he had when he was with Heather. Ringo has had that burr cut way too long.

    George and John both looked horrible when they had short hair.

  7. MarkZapp says:

    I want to see Paul with long hair. I’ll take Paul’s “Alf” (which I totally disagree with but…)over short hair. I don’t think he looks nervous at all. When Ringo had it a little longer I thought that there was hope…

  8. Jorge says:

    Ahhh, it’s called the curse of time and we all get old someday, as long as Ringo and Paul feel comfortable in their own hair (style) then let’s just embrace it and let it be.

  9. Kwai Chang says:

    Any guess on the vintage?

  10. Tammy says:

    I’m saying India 68, or late 67 before he got the sideboards.

  11. image is important. but being yourself, and being comfortable with who you are in your own skin is even more important. trite cliche, of course. but it’s true.

    those guys gave us EVERYTHING. leave ’em alone.

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