Shattering Stereotypes with Sir Paul McCartney

by   |  July 10, 2012

Sir Paul McCartney collaborates with Martin O’Donnell, Bungie’s resident composer who created the wildly popular Halo video game soundtrack.

Sir Paul McCartney has had a lifetime of pushing the envelope in the music industry, from his Beatles days to his involvement with Wings and his successful solo career.   Yet his business savvy has extended his influence outside the music world.
On Saturday Sir Paul tweeted, “I’m really excited to be working on writing music with Bungie, the studio that made Halo,” with the picture above, which also appeared on his Facebook fan page.
The news has taken many by surprise.   Most comments on social media sites are emphatic, to the tune of “I love you Paul!” and such.   A considerable number of remarks point to his age of 70 years.
Many fans are surprised that such a “mature” musician would deign to create music for a video game.   Others presume that being older automatically means you’re out of touch with what’s hip.   But that, my friends, is exactly what the true artist is all about: shattering expectations and stereotypes.
When I first saw Paul McCartney in concert in 2010, I have to say that my own expectations were blown away.   Although I’ve been a lifelong Beatles fan, I assumed that this would be more “for the experience” than actual entertainment.   To my astonishment, this “old man” rocked harder than any performer I’ve ever seen.   Had my young, spritely self been on stage doing the same thing he was doing, he would have schooled me for certain.
Prepare to have your own expectations obliterated this summer as you watch this rock legend open the 2012 Olympic games.

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Having achieved so many of her own dreams, Mimi West has devoted her career to paying it forward to the rising generation of musicians. You can follow her on Twitter @mydreamteacher.
Publshed: July 10, 2012  | 
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