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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2017, 02:06:24 PM »
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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2017, 03:40:21 PM »
Well said RJ and lol, let's roll another water bong. 

I wrote a little tribute too:

https://www.aperionaudio.com/blog/rip-tom-petty-1950-2017

Nicely done, ikki.

This.

My own thoughts:

 I have never until very recently owned a Tom Petty album with or without the Heartbreakers. I bought Damn the Torpedos on vinyl recently and I love listening to it.

That said, I saw him play play twice. The first was at ACL Fest in 2006. The band was forced offstage by a major storm for about an hour. They came back and just raged well past curfew. In fact, in 15 years of ACL Fest this is still the only instance of a band playing past curfew. It was amazing... and for a guy who owned zero Petty, I found out I was already a fan. I knew every fucking word to every fucking song! The guy's work is just that ubiquitous. 

The second time was Jazzfest this year. I caught about 4 songs before ditching his set to catch Maceo Parker. Such is Jazzfest.

At any rate, my final thought is this: Petty is one of the few to keep Rock & Roll alive and kicking in the 80's, and thank Jah for that!!
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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2017, 10:33:03 PM »
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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2017, 08:26:28 AM »
Highly recommend giving this a watch. It's been years since I last watched it but fired it up again the other night. Definitely worth the nearly 4 hours that it clocks in at.  Currently on Netflix.

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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2017, 10:08:33 AM »
Highly recommend giving this a watch. It's been years since I last watched it but fired it up again the other night. Definitely worth the nearly 4 hours that it clocks in at.  Currently on Netflix.



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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2017, 10:53:20 AM »
The 30th Anniversary Concert of that box set is up on YouTube BTW.

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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2017, 12:56:47 AM »
So, this afternoon the folks at ACLFest paid beautiful tribute to Tom. At a moment when all stages were between acts they played on video and audio from EVERY stage in the entire place Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ final encore of Free Falling from their 2006 ACLFest performance... I mean every corner of the park was filled the sound... then three skydivers came down from above. Everyone in the place was dancing and singing and hugging and looking up to the sky. It was really beautiful. 
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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2017, 02:07:04 AM »
So, this afternoon the folks at ACLFest paid beautiful tribute to Tom. At a moment when all stages were between acts they played on video and audio from EVERY stage in the entire place Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ final encore of Free Falling from their 2006 ACLFest performance... I mean every corner of the park was filled the sound... then three skydivers came down from above. Everyone in the place was dancing and singing and hugging and looking up to the sky. It was really beautiful.

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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2017, 02:43:31 AM »
So, this afternoon the folks at ACLFest paid beautiful tribute to Tom. At a moment when all stages were between acts they played on video and audio from EVERY stage in the entire place Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ final encore of Free Falling from their 2006 ACLFest performance... I mean every corner of the park was filled the sound... then three skydivers came down from above. Everyone in the place was dancing and singing and hugging and looking up to the sky. It was really beautiful.

Yes.

That's amazing.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2017, 05:38:44 PM »
Highly recommend giving this a watch. It's been years since I last watched it but fired it up again the other night. Definitely worth the nearly 4 hours that it clocks in at.  Currently on Netflix.



watched the first hour and a half this am, good stuff. 

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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2017, 01:02:17 PM »
So, this afternoon the folks at ACLFest paid beautiful tribute to Tom. At a moment when all stages were between acts they played on video and audio from EVERY stage in the entire place Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ final encore of Free Falling from their 2006 ACLFest performance... I mean every corner of the park was filled the sound... then three skydivers came down from above. Everyone in the place was dancing and singing and hugging and looking up to the sky. It was really beautiful.

First off, HUGE props and thanks to Dave for hooking me and Amber up with wristbands this year!
I was unfortunately under the tent making a beer run when this happened so I missed the whole thing, but here's about a minute of it that the wife managed to catch.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2017, 11:19:57 AM »
So I may have hijacked the DJ equipment at a wedding last night to play "Into the Great Wide Open" post-reception.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2017, 12:56:20 PM »
So I may have hijacked the DJ equipment at a wedding last night to play "Into the Great Wide Open" post-reception.

Shoulda gone You Got Lucky.   :evil:
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Re: RIP Tom Petty
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2017, 02:33:33 PM »
So I may have hijacked the DJ equipment at a wedding last night to play "Into the Great Wide Open" post-reception.

Shoulda gone You Got Lucky.   :evil:

Heh. In fact, I was hoping for American Girl (bride's from here and groom is English) but pickins were slim among the DJ's onboard library.
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