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Earl Thomas last won the day on April 9 2016

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  1. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    Unlike Tom, I have no words to describe my feelings about the news. It saddens me most to think of his family who gave up so much of Tom to share him with his fans. I was blessed to have been at the 3 shows at the Hollywood Bowl and there was no sign of any health issue that I could see. In fact they put on awesome shows and even went overtime both Thursday and Friday nights (they started early on the 25th to avoid another $5K fine). I truly hope he is now among the Wildflowers and he can rest in peace knowing that he left a legacy that is befitting of the type of person and musician he was. I am still in a state of shock over this terrible news and this will take a lot of time to understand and get over....
  2. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    Having been at the last 3 shows at the Hollywood Bowl and a huge fan I can only pray for his family that this is in fact not totally accurate. Tom continued to produce great music way beyond when he could have hung the guitar on the wall and lived off his previous works. His 40th tour showed that he always put his fans first. I can say first hand that he showed no signs of fatigue in LA and looked totally relaxed for the shows at the Bowl. I saw them locally in St. Paul on June 3rd and the shows at the bowl were fantastic, truly outstanding. They all (The Heartbreakers) seemed so happy to be home and it certainly showed. If the news is indeed true I was certainly blessed to see him those nights. My sincere condolences go out not only to his family and his granddaughter in particular (he mentioned wanting to spend more time with her in an interview prior to the tour) but also to his fellow band members which have truly been a family to Tom for these many years. I pray that Tom is still with us so that his family has some well deserved time with someone who has given so much to so many. It is long overdue for them. It would be hard to argue that there has been a more hard working musician who truly put his heart into everything he did.
  3. I promise to be back and work on this thread. Been ultra busy this summer! I need to be retired but that won't happen for at least five years . Out of town for Granddaughter's 6th birthday next week and then off to LA for the 3 Hollywood Bowl shows. Things should settle down in October. Whew! ET
  4. Tour Annoucement (6/24/17)

    I can certainly say that I was quite annoyed when they announced the second night. I spent for airfare, a car and a 6th row seat for what was hyped as the 'last' show in the tour. Then once they sell it out there is miraculously a second show announced.....this may be the way the 'game' is played but it is disingenuous to the fans and really makes it feel like a cash grab. Will i buy a ticket for the 2nd night? 95% + chance that i will because I wanted to be at the last show. My guess is that more than 50% of the people going to the original 'last show' will be also going to the 2nd night and that is likely a low estimate...had I known this was going to happen i would have bought a 'cheap' seat for the 1st night and a really good seat for the last night....
  5. Tour Annoucement (6/24/17)

    I thought about it for just a short time before deciding I needed to do this. There are just too many variables in life to not take advantage of some things and this is one of them. That said, I am fortunate to be at a point in my life where I can afford to shell out some $ and organize the ticket, flight and car plus any other misc. expenses. Will it be a better show than I saw June 3rd at home? I dunno but it will be fun....
  6. Sorry to have been away from this for so long! This is why I need to be retired now so I can get to the things that are the most important....I will start formulating some thoughts on these two. Randy
  7. Tour Annoucement (6/24/17)

    Well, I decided to travel to LA for the Hollywood Bowl show. Being the last in the tour and being close to home maybe they will pull out some special songs. It is highly unlikely there will be a '50th Anniversary' tour and short of the possibility of a small venue Wildflowers tour (which I still hope happens!) or a new album tour this may be the last big show for this wonderful band. I saw them in St. Paul and the show was a bit short (1 hour 50 min) and they stuck with the standard set list. They were engaged and looked to be having fun but it was a show in the middle of a large tour where they are playing almost nightly so it is hard to expect them to go all out. This show (Hollywood Bowl) may be different with them knowing they get a break afterwards. Anyways, that is my hope.
  8. Do you think they'll play It's Good To Be King?

    I honestly don't see this one played this time around as it is from the Wildflowers album and Tom has stated that he would still like to do a small venue WF tour because most the songs from WF are not meant for arena sized concert venues. This is also the one LP that is not being sold individually from the recent box set #2 which also lends itself to hopefully the 'deluxe' WF set we have waited a number of years for. Finding Out would be a great tune for a large venue but as much as I would love to hear a live version of Pirate's Cove that will likely not happen either for the same reason...best done in a smaller venue. I, like many, would love them to dig deep for this tour as it may be the last large tour for these guys. It would be great if they had a song request poll on the HC site and the fans could at least influence one song of the set list....
  9. Email them again. They are very good about responding. The downloads come from Warner and the Fenway show is 48/24 and the Mudcrutch live material was 96/24. Excellent material particularly the Mudcrutch 'concert'. I would have loved more from the shows at the Fonda but they stitch it together so it sounds like it was one show. Randy
  10. Mudcrutch Boot - New York 6/10/16

    It would be cool if someone had the Sunday night show from the Fonda Theater. Stephen Stills showed up and played the last two songs with them. It was a very electric night and having gone to both nights it was really a special show. Randy aka Earl Thomas
  11. Mudcrutch Boot - Philadelphia 6/7/2016

    Pm sent for this!
  12. Mudcrutch Boot - New York 6/10/16

    PM sent...this is way too cool!
  13. 2017 Tour Buzz

    Here's to hoping they do a residency in some venues....
  14. new Tom Petty song coming to Tom Petty Radio

    Is there any indication if this could be the beginning of a new TPATH album? ET
  15. Mudcrutch tour CD Redemption email

    Got both CD's today for the concert tickets I bought. My vinyl with T shirt came yesterday. The FLAC files are a real bonus for me as they are in 48khz/24bit which after a bit of work will play as lossless Alac files at 48/24. btw...if you download the Pono Music World player from Pono you can play FLAC files in their native form and it also has a converter built in to convert them to other formats.
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