Thank God, then, for Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono.
Ever since Yoko ambiguously insulted Paul at the Q Awards last week, it’s been a veritable verbal cockfight between the pair of them.
It’s no secret that Paul McCartney (CDs) and Yoko Ono don’t really get along.
And their feud was recently revived when Yoko attended the Q Awards on
behalf of John Lennon. Accepting the award, she said:
â€œJohn was very human. In the middle of the night he would say, â€˜They
always cover Paul’s songs, they never cover mine’. I said to him,
â€˜You’re a good song writer, it’s not June-with-spoon that you write.
You’re a good singer too. Most musicians would be a bit nervous about
covering your songs’.â€
Paul McCartney, acting as the elder statesman of rock, chose to keep a
dignified silence in response to Ono’s insult. Yeah, right. In fact,
he’s replied with an even more concrete dig:
"I don’t take any notice of her. She’s John’s wife so I have to respect
her for that, but I don’t think she’s the brightest of buttons. She’s
said some particularly daft things in her time. Her life is dedicated
to putting me down but I attempt very strongly not to put her down."
Notice that Paul’s method of not taking any notice of Yoko involves
getting really quite shitty with her. He’s even gone to the trouble of performing the song
Too Many People from his Ram album in concert for the first time this
week. Lyrically, the theme of Too Many People is roughly like this "Ner ner
ner-ner ner! John Lennon is a great big twat and his tiny wife is too!
My trainers are ace and your trainers are shit, you fanny!"
Who do you think would win in a fight between Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney? Not an
argument or a verbal fight – we mean an actual fight. With no more than one non-projectile weapon. Leave your
[story by Stuart Heritage]