paul, you should have asked me!

Nigel Godrich is a lucky young man. Producer for the likes of Natalie Imbruglia, Beck, & Radiohead. He's the guy Paul McCartney brought in for his new "Chaos and Creation In the Backyard."

Asked by Steve Inskeep of NPR if he liked McCartney's recent music, Godrich said simply, "No, Not Really." In the studio, Godrich pushed for a record that he himself would buy.

You put people around him and they just wilt. What he needed was somebody to just remind him about the things that he's done; jog his memory a little bit or give him a little kick up the...

Well... I don't know. I think his stuff has had some pretty good bits in. But James Paul McCartney has definitely been spotty, for years. Oh to have been a fly on the wall in that studio.

The snippets of new stuff sound good. I'd buy it anyway, but it's nice to know there's something to look forward to, eh?

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