Wednesday, June 18, 2008

You Say It's Your Birthday?

Amid all the Beatlesiana going on here today, we neglected to note that it is Paul McCartney's birthday today. Sir Paul is 66 years old today, as is Roger Ebert - yes, those twin titans of modern culture were born on the exact same day. Yoko was probably more likely to send a card to Roger than to Macca.

Hey, since we've discussed how the Beatles broke up ad nauseum, do you guys know why Wings broke up? It was after McCartney got busted for possession in Japan, and spent nine days in a Tokyo jail. (Those were, incidentally, the first nights he had spent apart from Linda in all the days of their marriage.) He was there on tour with Wings, but that all ended when Sir Paul got deported from the Land of the Rising Sun. They never rescheduled that tour, and after sitting around doing nothing for a year or so, Denny Laine announced he was leaving the group, and that was more or less it.

But, there is some good news for all you "Junior's Farm" fans: Denny Laine and a couple of non-McCartney members played a Wings reunion gig in Vegas last year, and are now considering going on tour. Without McCartney. This is rather like making an omelet without any eggs.


Joe said...

It can be done! From the Vegan Vittles cookbook:

Eggless Omelets

3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 T nutritional yeast
1 tsp non-aluminum baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of tumeric

scant 1 cup of non-dairy milk
1/2 tsp oil

1. Place the flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder, salt and tumeric in medium mixing bowl and stir until well combined.

2. Pour the milk and oil into the dry ingredients and stir well with a wire wisk to make a smooth batter. Let the batter rest for 5 or 10 minutes then stir again.

3. Preheat a skillet until hot (flick with water, the water should sizzle and steam). Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into the pan, swirl around to create a 5 or 6 inch circle.

4. Cook omelet until top is completely dry and bottom is deep golden brown. Loosen omelet with a spatula and cook other side until it is a deep golden color and flecked with brown. Slide omelet onto plate.

5. Fold omelets in half or stuff with your favorite fillings prior to folding

T. Nawrocki said...

Thanks, we need to get more recipes on this site, although that one sounds kind of disgusting. With a cople of slight modifications, you could be making papier-mache. (Turmeric will give you that nice bright yellow eggy color, though.) I hope they don't mind that my favorite omelet filling is chorizo.

I think Denny Laine's reaction to news of a possible Wings comeback should have been: "There will be no Wings reunion as long as Linda McCartney remains dead."

Pike said...

June 18 is my birthday, too, you heartless bastard.