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Sir Paul McCartney’s Afternoon News and Views

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Today is Paul McCartney’s 74th Birthday!

If you’re a human being, odds are that you’ve heard, and probably enjoyed, one of Paul McCartney’s tunes. The singer/songwriter dominated the ’60’s music world as frontman of The Beatles, and continued to churn out some great music with his band Wings, and later as a solo performer. Today, he’s still making his mark on the popular music scene, producing for both Kanye West and Rihanna. Heck, the guy was even knighted back in 1997 “for his service to music.” For my money, he’s the most impactful musician on the planet.

Celebrate however you want, just don’t call him “The Cute Beatle”. Here’s my shortlist of great McCartney cuts, along with a couple mainly Lennon hits that McCartney contributed on, headlined by “Hey Jude”:

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Let us know if we missed any key McCartney jams. Side question: Paul or John?

Now, onto news from the real UK:

Kent Bulle finishes second round at +10 overall

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Glasgow’s own Kent Bulle posted a second round score of 74, two shots better than the 76 he posted yesterday. Unfortunately, his overall handicap of +10 puts him 3 shots below the projected cut line, which starts at +7. If not for a nasty quadruple-bogey on hole 11 yesterday, Glasgow’s finest (along with his caddy, former KSR writer, Aaron Flener) would live to golf another round. Overall, though, it wasn’t a bad showing for Bulle, as this was his first US Open.

Dustin Johnson currently leads the pack at -4, while Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy will likely survive but face a tall order to get back in contention at +4, +5, and +6, respectively.

Tyler Ulis says his hip is fine, schedules his final workout


Many draft projectionists have expressed concern over a vague hip injury or “tightness” that Ulis is purported to have, making them drop Ulis’s projected order for Thursday’s NBA Draft. However, after a workout with the Piston’s yesterday, Tyler told that he’s just fine:

“I have no idea. I’ve never had hip pain,” Ulis said. “My hips are fine, I just worked out two times in a row but I honestly don’t know what it was. My hips are fine.”

In other Ulis news, he has scheduled his final pre-draft workout with the 76ers, who hold the 24th and 26th picks in the draft. As many believe the Sixers will take Ben Simmons as the number-one overall pick, Philadelphia could become an entertaining team for UK and SEC fans alike, potentially featuring two 2016 SEC first-teamers. The assists numbers would certainly go up, I can tell you that. I’m not sure, however, if even Tyler Ulis could make the Sixers, who were a league-worst 10-72 last season (the 3rd-worst season in NBA history!), look like a real NBA team. Regardless, Ulis would certainly be an upgrade over TJ McConnell.


Willie Cauley-Stein and MKG make autograph stops across the Bluegrass

After appearing on a hilarious KSR show with our own Mrs. Tyler Thompson and Jennifer Palumbo, everybody’s favorite Willie will be signing autographs in the E-Town mall starting… now!

And MKG will be at the Fayette Mall Allsports at 4


Article written by Austin Horn

Follow him on Twitter @Lilbighorn23KSR

4 Comments for Sir Paul McCartney’s Afternoon News and Views

  1. jomani
    2:36 pm June 18, 2016 Permalink

    Hey you whippersnapper Dont Let Me Down and In My Life are John Lennon songs. In my book your name is now synonymous with Hate, Famine, Communism, and passing out drunk next to your car at 4am in the morning. punk

  2. mapcatfan
    4:04 pm June 18, 2016 Permalink

    James Paul McCartney is THE best. My favorite musician. Ever. Check these out as well:

    “Let Me Roll It”
    “Oh! Darling”
    “Get Back”
    “Nineteen Hundred Eighty Nine”
    “I’ve Just Seen a Face”
    “Maybe I’m Amazed”
    “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window”
    “I’ve Got A Feeling”
    “And I Love Her”

    Too many more too name. Some are Beatles’ tracks, some his solo work, and some Wings.

    • mapcatfan
      5:13 pm June 18, 2016 Permalink

      And I could watch that version of “Don’t Let Me Down” from the roof top concert over and over again. Same with “Get Back”.

  3. Megan
    5:23 pm June 18, 2016 Permalink

    Thanks for the live version of “Hey Jude.” They were a good little band, weren’t they? I’m rather partial to “Lady Madonna” on the Love album (2006). The 45-second intro almost gives me goosebumps. The song includes the percussion intro from “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?,” the piano from “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” the guitar riff from “Hey Bulldog,” Eric Clapton’s guitar solo from “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and Billy Preston’s organ solo from “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” And Ronnie Scott’s sax isn’t covered up in this mix. Better than the original, which was only 2:16.

    If you like Beatles and don’t have that CD, get it. Not only do you get some of their best stuff and cool mashups (“Drive My Car/What You’re Doing/The Word/Drive My Car” with “Taxman” guitar and horns from “Savoy Truffle” thrown in), it’s the best sounding CD I own.