Being as famous as Paul McCartney is a double-edged sword. While it means that every last detail of your divorce from your one-legged, publicly naked wife is plastered all over the papers, there are plus sides, too.
These include the way that Paul McCartney's incredible level of fame allow him to make self-indulgent pieces of classical music with guffy Latin titles like new album Ecce Cor Meum and, while nobody will actually go and buy it, lots of people will talk about in glowing terms. And while he's promoting it, Paul McCartney gets to tell everyone all about how his divorce is going. Everyone's a winner, really.
It's well publicised that Paul McCartney is in the middle of a nasty divorce from his creamy-boobed, German-licked monoped wife Heather Mills – a divorce which has seen secret lock changes taking place and royal lawyers being hired day after day – but Paul and Heather were a good couple once, weren't they? We all saw their togetherness when they rolled around on some ice with a bunch of confused seals, and Paul McCartney's support of Heather Mills McCartney's decision to chase Jennifer Lopez around dressed in a massive telly was evident. Something went wrong, though, and Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney are no more.
That's quite sad, but now at least it meant that Paul McCartney could continue making his classical, Latin-titled album that's all about his dead wife Linda, who was famous for her vegetarian pies and for never being photographed with a German man's red jelly penis in her mouth. At a press conference, Paul McCartney spoke of Ecce Cor Meum as an everlasting tribute to his first wife:
“I started it when Linda was alive, originally we went to Magdalen College together, so it has a lot my feelings for her in it. When she died it stalled me. I took a year or so before I could get back into it. The interlude in the middle is a particularly sad melody and is what got me going again. Her spirit is very much in this. It would have been her birthday yesterday so it’s very appropriate.”
And the launch of Ecce Cor Meum meant that Paul McCartney could also rail about Heather Mills McCartney a bit, although he instead chose to be annoyingly vague and nice about the whole thing:
“I’m doing fine thank you. It’s OK. I’m enjoying music. It’s something I love to do. It’s something that sustains me. So I’m enjoying it, finishing this project off and also the next one.”
That 'next one', for those of you who don't know, will be entitled You Can Have My Money (The Day You Can Beat Me Up A Ladder).
[story by Stuart Heritage]