"...that lick embedded in our DNA starts to come out of the speakers" :: McCartney rocks Amoeba
In late June I received a cryptic email message from my friend Tony, who knew I was heading out to California at some point in the heat of the summer, but said he was "going to LA for a once in a lifetime event," thought he might have an extra pass, and wanted to make sure I was going to be 1500 miles away and not 5. Intriguing.
The plane ticket I was holding was indeed for the end of July, not June, and on barely four days notice I couldn't find a way to get out to the California coast that didn't involve knocking over a liquor store. If I had, this is what I could lived through, and this is what I could have heard:
PAUL MCCARTNEY AT AMOEBA RECORDS
LOS ANGELES, JUNE 27, 2007
Drive My Car
Only Mama Knows
That Was Me
Back In The USSR
Nod Your Head
House of Wax
I Saw Her Standing There
ZIP: MCCARTNEY AT AMOEBA
During the event on a Wednesday evening, Tony texted me with something that read like "so ringo starr is standing right next to me. this is insane." Even that tenuous connection with the proceedings three states away made me feel happy and I couldn't wait for the boot to eventually surface. Also definitely read this piece to feel the excitement, an evening "too good to be true."
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