Bill Gates compares Paul McCartney to Bach

I'm sorry, I did say that the I had posted my last words about Paul McCartney, but I just have to share with you these words from today's Observer: - Paul McCartney's entourage is the first to come out fighting, releasing this weekend quotes from a laudatory DVD of McCartney's 2005 world tour. Following reports about his alleged physical abuse of his wife, the former model Heather Mills, his camp hopes that the counter-offensive will help the former Beatle. The new DVD will feature the warmest of praise for McCartney from no less than former US president Bill Clinton, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and various luminaries from the worlds of music and film. In the DVD, called The Space Within Us, Clinton labels McCartney 'an American icon'. He describes his music as a 'unifying force'. Gates goes further, comparing McCartney's work to that of Bach.

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Wait, I'll save you the trouble of reading Bill Gates' comments. I'll compare McCartney to Bach.

Bach was unbelievably gifted, a meticulous craftsman, and prodigious producer of music that far outshines his contemporaries.

McCartney is none of the above.

There you go.
I'd say the quotation by Robert Frost underneath the title of this blog offers good advice on how to react to Bill Gates's comparison, unless this comparison falls outside the category of "almost anything" one can hear without losing temper.

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