Although this is my newest album, it includes some of my oldest and romantic songs. They are mostly about love — searching for, finding, and losing — with some novelty tunes added. The title of this album is not meant as a putdown, but rather a tribute to Sir Paul McCartney, who wrote Silly Love Songs and was proud of it. Whether these songs are Better than McCartney is irrelevant, although they may be as good as some of his recent material. In any case, they are meaningful to me, for they combine a love of The Beatles with a romantic soul. Here’s hoping others can enjoy and be moved by them.