He's no John Lennon
|Sir P earlier this year|
What fun it is when Sir Paul McCartney talks about Canada and gets all muddled up in our exotic and complicated customs. Former colonies can be soooooo tricky.
Sir Paul once gave Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams the thrill of a lifetime. On TV. During a debate between the pair over sealing (Willians for, Sir P against) on CNN' Larry King Live, Sir Paul declared he was in Newfoundland.
"No, you're not," replied Williams. "You're in Prince Edward Island."
A series of photographs chronicling the gaffe hang in a place of honour in the premier's office in St. John's.
Sir Paul is coming to Quebec and that's drawn the ire of nationalists. How can he celebrate Quebec's 400th anniversary when his songs have English lyrics? (Hey, what about Michelle? That's a French name.)
In a couple of interviews before his trans-Atlantic flight, Sir Paul, who didn't reveal what he was smoking, advised "Quebeckians" to smoke "the pipes of peace."
To be entirely accurate, he said: "Come on Quebeckians, love me, baby."
John Lennon: Imagine
Paul McCartney: Love me, baby
Oh, and Sir Paul kicked off his comments with the proviso: "I hate to go off half-baked."
Sir Paul performs Sunday in a concert on the Plains of Abraham. Maybe he can be persuaded Quebeckians would just love to see him dressed up for a lark as Gen. James Wolfe.
That's the ticket.