Two sycophantic Macca interviews from which to choose: Stereogum‘s fawning face-to-face (a good chunk of which is spent describing what it’s like to walk to a Paul McCartney interview) or Pitchfork’s fawning phoner, which actually posits the following question:
Pitchfork: I wanted to ask about the song “Freedom”, which you wrote in the wake of 9/11. Lately dropped it from your setlist. Do you think it might come back?
“Freedom,” of course, easily being one of the most reviled songs of McCartney’s career, and…oh, fuck, I give up. The music magazines may have their problems–lots of them–but is this nonsense really going to be what finally drives them out of business altogether? It’s like that Saturday Night Live sketch in which Lovitz/Dukakis interrupts his debate with Carvey/Bush and marvels: “I can’t believe I’m losing to this guy.”