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”:
^ song starts around 0:50
- Don’t Let Me Down
- Band on the Run
- Let It Be
- In My Life (mashup w/MJ’s “I want you back”)
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
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 mlive.com 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
— Willie Cauley-Stein (@THEwillieCS15) June 18, 2016
— Mike Kidd-Gilchrist (@MKG14) June 16, 2016