Paul McCartney: I love birds
By SIMON COSYNS. The Sun
Published: 28 Nov 2008
IT'S official. Paul McCartney likes birds. I'm talking, naturally, about our feathered friends - a constant source of inspiration to Britain's greatest living songwriter from his Beatles days right up to his latest project. His third collaborative album with producer and Killing Joke bassist Youth (aka Martin Glover), bears a handsome ditty called Two Magpies, the latest McCartney bird song.
"I've always liked birds. It's a theme of mine," Paul explains when we meet to discuss Electric Arguments by The Fireman, an album that's getting him some of the best reviews for many a year. "I think they're symbolic of freedom, of flying away.
"As a kid, I was a keen ornithologist and had a little pocket book, the Observer's Book Of Birds. I lived on the outskirts of Liverpool and could walk just a mile to be in quite deep countryside." Read Entire Article