This week is the Paul McCartney show at the opening of the new arena in Pittsburgh. Some people are getting their panties in a twist because Paul made some comments about a former republican who happened to be president for 8 years. He happened to say that it was nice that there was a president that knew what a library was.
Not exactly the smart thing to say, Sir Paulie especially as this man's wife was a librarian. So yeah, Paulie, he knows what a library is, he just doesn't know how to us it!!
But that isn't what I was wondering about.
I got to thinking, how has Paul stayed on top of his game, when a good deal of the artists that were hitmakers at the same time, struggle with their careers.
Let's take Davy Jones as an example. For several years in the 60s, he was the heartthrob to end all heartthrobs. Now? He's playing tiny little venues and releasing music independently and marrying women half his age..Oh wait, that last part, Paul did that too.
But the thing is...when Paul comes through any area, it is news. When Davy makes a showing, no one cares.
What makes the public stop caring about some artists while they forever love another?