It cannot be easy following in the footsteps of a famously talented and fabulously rich father or mother. The strong likelihood is that no matter how hard you strive, you will never surpass the dizzying heights of your parent's achievements. You probably won't even reach the foothills of that particular mountain. Okay, there are exceptions to this rule but in general the point I have made is surely valid.
Above - who is that walking down a posh London street in his Jesus sandals? I wonder what is in his plastic carrier bag? Have you got no idea? Look at his face. Does it remind you of somebody who made it big in the music industry?
I am not going to tell you who it is. If you cannot guess correctly, maybe you will have to do a right click and go to Google Image Search.
Perhaps it is daft of me but instinctively I feel sorry for that guy - despite the fact that in the course of time he and his siblings will inherit an absolute fortune thanks to his father's stellar career.
Before I tried the right click search I thought it was Paul in disguise.ReplyDelete
But it is James McCartney aged 44.Delete
I guessed Paul McCartney's son, the heavy lidded eyes. If it is why is he looking so down at heel?ReplyDelete
You are right - James McCartney aged 44.Delete
It's been a hard days shopping for Paul's son.ReplyDelete
Yesterday, all his troubles seemed so far away.Delete
I thought Paul McCarntney as well.ReplyDelete
A hard thing to accept, yes, it needs work to gain self-respect which is difficult when life is cushioned, but some do have Stella careers of their own.ReplyDelete
I thought of Stella too when I wrote "stellar".Delete
1.3 billion split four ways is still a pretty good chunk of money. Perhaps Paul will join “The Giving Pledge” and spare his children the burden of wasting all that money.ReplyDelete
Yup! What a burden that would be!Delete
I guessed correctly because he looks like a more ragged version of his father.ReplyDelete
Perhaps you are a more ragged version of your father too Bob?Delete
His upper face looks like his father's. He has an enormous advantage in life and I hope his acts wisely in life.ReplyDelete
The guy is into music and at one point said he would like to be bigger than The Beatles!... Err - we are still waiting James.Delete
In reading about him, I found his interviews quite strange. To talk about taking horse tranquilizers and heroin, and in the next breath, saying that it was kind of a big deal, but not really a big deal...I hope that I am wrong, but it struck me that this is a man who has not yet conquered his addictions.ReplyDelete
I have also read what I can about him and by him. It seems that his life has been one hell of a struggle thus far and I think the photo suggests that too.Delete
James. And how DO you follow someone like Paul?ReplyDelete
I cannot answer that question.Delete
I saw the resemblance right away although he is a dissipated version of Sir Paul.ReplyDelete
Do you fancy him Margaret?Delete
Heavens, no. I was madly in love with George Harrison anyway, never Paul.Delete
I believe in yesterday.ReplyDelete
There's a shadow hanging over you.Delete
Looks like a blonder version of Paul McCartney, so is probably his son. I have to say, if I was as rich as a Rock Star I wouldn't wait until dying so my kids could inherit a decent amount of cash. I'd share the wealth while I was still able to see them enjoy having it.ReplyDelete
Perhaps the son is rich enough on his own and just prefers being unnoticeable?
That lad has had various struggles - coping with life - including dabbling in drugs. He does not seem to be a happy bunny.Delete
I guessed right, too.ReplyDelete
With all the money and privileges he and his siblings have been enjoying all their lives, I would not wish to be in their shoes (literally, in this particular case). Being photographed whenever I leave the house is not something I would like.
I don't think your dainty little feet would fit in James's massive sandals.Delete
I had no idea who it was until I read the comments.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't like to be their to a fortune or custodian of a centuries old grand house.
I am quite content with my sufficient income, modest house and above all my garden.
If content, perhaps you would send any surplus in my direction?Delete
No, I didn't recognise him straight away - it was more a case of "who does he remind me of?". Poor James (well, not financially), he looks almost like a down and out. It must be frustrating to have such a famous and well-loved parent, more so if he's not made a success in the music business. Apart from Stella, I can't say I've ever heard anything about Paul's children - I don't even know the names of the other two.ReplyDelete
Not sure that the children have had an enormous advantage in life, there must have been times when they wished for normal parents.
Mary McCartney is still a very successful photographer I believe. Beatrice McCartney is eighteen and the daughter of Heather Mills.Delete
Linda, Mary's mother, was also a photographer I think, before she started her range of vegetarian food.Delete
Why do we always judge a book by its cover? Maybe he likes to look this way and is comfortable. Paul did his share of drugs in his time so I wouldn't condemn him for that either. It must be very hard to have a famous parent and money doesn't always bring happiness.ReplyDelete
James hasn't given many interviews but I think I have read them all. In this case the cover seems to fit the book.Delete
I thought it was Paul at first and was a bit startled. I was thinking he's put on more than the "Covid 20". I wonder what it would have been like if I hadn't had to work to pay my bills. I have a sneaky feeling I would have done just fine...ReplyDelete
I must say, I would have also liked to try that out Melinda.Delete
He certainly does look like his dad!ReplyDelete
It's a difficult one. I did recognise him, and as you say, three of his sisters are doing brilliantly well with well-respected industries of their own - Heather as a potter, Mary as a photographer, and Stella as a fashion designer, yet James and Beatrice have both struggled. It's easy to judge and say it is a consequence of his parentage, but there are so many other complex constructs that could have come into play - what was going on in the family situations at a time when he was particular tender may have impacted, his positioning in the family line up, perhaps he got in with the wrong crowd, still carries trauma from his mother's death, made life-choices that seemed logical at the time, or so many of a legion of other things that intrude upon the nature versus nature argument. In the end, happiness depends upon so much more than how much money there is in the family coffers.ReplyDelete
Paul McCartney was always my favourite Beatle but I'm glad we never had a son together looking like thatReplyDelete
He DOES look like his father. But honestly I think I'd react negatively to anyone with that awful hair and beard. Perhaps it's his "social armor" to keep people away.ReplyDelete