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Mojo (UK) - - Theories, Rants, Etc. - JOHN MUL­VEY, EDI­TOR

dis­cover that even a ge­nius can be as­sailed by self-doubt. Paul McCart­ney has long been adept at pass­ing off his gifts in an unas­sum­ing way. But his bon­homie and nat­u­ral ebul­lience have still ren­dered the busi­ness of writ­ing pop’s most en­dur­ing songs seem ef­fort­less. This month, MOJO dis­cov­ers that the truth can be a lit­tle more com­pli­cated, and that even the fabbest of the Fabs has dark nights of the soul. “Some­times in your life, you’re not a god on Olym­pus,” McCart­ney tells Keith Cameron in a star­tling series of in­ter­views. “I have a great life. But from time to time, re­al­ity in­trudes.” Mar­i­anne Faithfull ag­o­nises over every de­tail, as MOJO fol­lows the mak­ing of her new al­bum from con­cept to com­ple­tion. David Crosby tells us, “Man, I did ev­ery­thing wrong.” And Paul McCart­ney writes songs as purga­tive ther­apy. “I’m a grand­fa­ther, a fa­ther, a hus­band,” he says, “and in that pack­age there’s no guar­an­tee that every minute’s gonna go right.” There’s a thou­sand songs, give or take a few. He’ll be writ­ing more in a week or two…

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