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Paul McCartney and an all star line-up offer their cover of Let It Be.
December 10, 2012 10:09 AM   Subscribe


 
$1.2 million in prize money divided by 500 million EU inhabitants equals a quarter of a penny for each resident.
posted by Egg Shen at 10:32 AM on December 10, 2012


"Let It Be" is, rendered with the undue weight of such cultural importance, made leaden.
posted by dhartung at 10:40 AM on December 10, 2012


$1.2 million in prize money divided by 500 million EU inhabitants equals a quarter of a penny for each resident.
Or eighteen billion drachmas!
posted by Flunkie at 10:42 AM on December 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


There is too much drachma in Europe as it is.
posted by Talkie Toaster at 10:45 AM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I thought these prizes couldn't be awarded posthumously.
posted by three blind mice at 11:00 AM on December 10, 2012 [9 favorites]


MeFi's own!

EU citizen who won the Nobel Peace Prize, that is. And I thought it couldn't get any weirder when my French citizenship ceremony was scheduled on April Fool's Day.
posted by fraula at 11:08 AM on December 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


The Union will survive ( in diminished form) even if the Euro completely collapses - there's a lot more to the EU than the Euro (and a country doesn't have to have the Euro as their currency to be part of the EU)..

anyway, since we're talking musical soundtracks here, I've always thought Yael Naim's "New Soul"(the full, ambiguous version not the 100% shiny happy Apple ad version) was the perfect Euro crisis anthem.
posted by Bwithh at 11:43 AM on December 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hey do they keep the trophy at Merkel's house for a while and then move it to whoever runs Italy, or what? Do all the PMs and Presidentes and people like that drink out of it!?!? Will it get thrown in Francois Hollande's pool?
posted by Mister_A at 11:49 AM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Needs subtitles of who the heck these not-Paul folk are.
posted by cccorlew at 11:50 AM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


From war to peace: a European tale” the EU 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture (pdf)
posted by infini at 11:53 AM on December 10, 2012


Hey do they keep the trophy at Merkel's house for a while and then move it to whoever runs Italy, or what? Do all the PMs and Presidentes and people like that drink out of it!?!? Will it get thrown in Francois Hollande's pool?
It will likely be kept in Brussels for most of the year, but now and then shipped to Strasbourg for a few weeks.

/only half joking.
posted by Jehan at 12:22 PM on December 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Needs subtitles of who the heck these not-Paul folk are.

Okay, not including Paul and the hosts (Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson):
0.57 Morten Harket from A-ha and Natalie Imbruglia
1.12 Anastasia and Wyclef Jean
1.46 Barbara Hendricks and Russell Watson
2.02 I think these guitarists are from Wings.
2.24 Kodo
2.52 Daniela Mercury and Youssou N'Dour
3.26 The International Children's Choir, presumably rescued by Liam Neeson before the show.
posted by notionoriety at 12:29 PM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Let us not forget another 2001 "song" by Paul: Freedom, his tribute to a violent response to the 9/11 attacks, co-written with Dick Cheney.
posted by Xalf at 12:36 PM on December 10, 2012


EU citizen who won the Nobel Peace Prize

You should add it to your resume under "Time Person of the Year -2006"
posted by drezdn at 12:37 PM on December 10, 2012



Needs subtitles of who the heck these not-Paul folk are.

Okay, not including Paul and the hosts (Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson):
0.57 Morten Harket from A-ha and Natalie Imbruglia
1.12 Anastasia and Wyclef Jean
1.46 Barbara Hendricks and Russell Watson
2.02 I think these guitarists are from Wings.
2.24 Kodo
2.52 Daniela Mercury and Youssou N'Dour
3.26 The International Children's Choir, presumably rescued by Liam Neeson before the show.


Yeah, I recognized the a-Ha fellow and Wyclef Jean and vaguely recognized (but was unable to place) Imbruglia. With the rest, even the names mean nothing. I realize I am growing ever more like the grouchy grandfather in period pieces set in 1964 peering at his granddaughter's Beatles albums gamely trying to sort out which one is Bingo and which one Bongo.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:44 PM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yes, the bewildered poplet is Natalie Imbruglia, whose biggest hit was Torn (actually a cover version of a Scandinavian song):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV1XWJN3nJo

Though her best song was That Day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e2_MvwLTI8

She was also a guest backing vocalist in the U2 section of the 9/11 tribute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fv-j5iBgKU
posted by feelinglistless at 2:39 PM on December 10, 2012


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