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  2. TheSameOldDrew

    Stan Lynch played with Cheap Trick Tonight!

    That's so cool. I hope someone took a video and will upload it to YouTube. I assume that the "Surrender" they played was Cheap Trick's "Surrender" not TPATH's "Surrender". Interestingly, both "Surrenders" seem to have been written at about the same time. TPATH's was probably the first to be performed live, but Cheap Trick's was the first to be officially released.
  3. So bummed I missed this show tonight, as I live right down the street from the venue in St Augustine.. I noticed Daxx Neilsen posted pics of him and Stan hanging out before the show.. I had a hunch that Stan might play a tune with Cheap Trick, and sure enough I just found a clip of Stan playing Surrender on instagram! I'm sure there will be some better footage popping up soon.. Totally kicking myself for not going as I never had a chance to see Stan play with the Heartbreakers.
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  6. This link says February also: https://1063thefox.com/classic-rock-news/expanded-version-of-conversations-with-tom-petty-coming-in-february/ I'm not sure if I will get this; I have the original and wonder how "expanded" it's going to be. I think one reason for the new edition is that the old edition was out of print, and yet due to continued interest in TP there were people paying something like $200 for a used copy of the original book. So they may think that it's worth printing and decided to "expand" it to get existing owners to buy it again. I had assumed that the "conversations" were a complete transcript of everything they talked about (at least everything relevant to TP's music/band/life) so how could they "expand" this? Did Zollo and TP have more interviews/conversations after 2005, which have gone unmentioned and unpublished until now?
  7. ^ Here's hoping he will autograph your Kindle!
  8. Amazon was still showing the wrong date as of a couple of days ago but Paul Zollo posted on the Tom Petty Nation FB page a month or two back that the book was unfortunately going to be delayed as you mention above. I'm looking forward to the expanded edition, I pre-ordered a copy when it was announced sometime late last year and I'm really curious if my Kindle will get updated for free or not. Paul did mention he planned to do some kind of nation wide book tour when it comes out to do readings and signings but no idea how extensive a tour it will be....
  9. Was originally showing a release date of October 31, but now is showing as Feb. 13, 2020. https://www.bookdepository.com/Conversations-with-Tom-Petty-Expanded-Edition-Paul-Zollo/9781787601628
  10. martin03345

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    You forgot Luke Wilson
  11. TomFest

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    Yes, I was referring to her name on the show. She'll always be Teresa Lisbon for me. She had a new show this season called "The Fix" which I liked too. Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled programming......
  12. Hoodoo Man

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    bummer. Are you talking about Owen Wilson's GF? That is Robin Tunney unless you are referring to her character name on the show. She is fetching in the video and I loved her in the Craft!
  13. TomFest

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    That video had 2 things - a great song, and Teresa Lisbon from "The Mentalist". Had a thing for her.
  14. In my view the Highway Companion album was a bit of a botched release. I feel that Home and Around the Roses, which were part of a "Special Edition" re-release about 10 months after the original album, should have been part of the original. Furthermore I feel that the track sequences of both the original and special edition releases don't serve the songs very well. But there are some very good songs here, and there's a general theme in the album, not always adhered to but present at least in "feel" and sometimes more directly in the lyrics. The challenge is to use all 14 songs from the special edition (not using the demos) in a new track order that "flows" well, and perhaps tells or suggests a story, as befitting of a theme album. MJ2LD has noted that the Hypnotic Eye album is very well sequenced in that it is paced well, flows well. Highway Companion on the other hand, is more of a jumble that seems to jump around in style without the usual deep thought that TP typically put into his track sequencing, particularly when the 2 extra "SE" songs are tacked on rather than integrated into the original album. I have given a lot of thought to this, and I have made my own new sequence which I think works reasonably well with the 14 songs. But I'd like to see what other Petty/Heartbreakers fans can do with the 14 tracks in a resequencing. Here they are in alphabetical order for reference, I used alphabetical to avoid the influence of the original track order, though of course you can look at that sequence for inspiration/improvement if you wish. Ankle Deep Around the Roses Big Weekend Damaged by Love Down South Flirting with Time Home Jack Night Driver Saving Grace Square One The Golden Rose This Old Town Turn This Car Around Again note that the above are merely the 14 songs in alphabetical order. I do not think that the above would necessarily make a good track order for the album. I'll add my own sequence after a while, but I'd like to see what others can do first. Feel free to take your time on this, but I hope there will be some entries by the end of next weekend (which might or might not be a "big weekend"). I doubt we'll have voting and there's no prize for this, though we can comment on which sequences we feel have done good service to the songs, and why we feel that way.
  15. Shelter

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    ^ Johnie’s Coffee Shop, LA... (also seen in the movie Big Lebowski.. btw..) I'm afraid it's not a real diner no more.
  16. Hoodoo Man

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    hey does anyone know if the diner from Swinging exists? I'm a huge fan of dinners and going to CA this week and would love to go to this place if its near LA... No doubt Tom was not an New England Corvette owner just feeling a bit surely with my last post...
  17. Big Blue Sky

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    ... from Travelling Wilburys documentary. Maybe your friend's theory only applies if you're in New England? California weather would be much more appropriate for Corvettes? Hahaha we've all been there with things like popping engine cover. In my case, we just could NOT remote-open hatchback from front seat, most embarrassing. Finally read the manual... Oh, manual says remote-opening lever is UNDER the seat! And this beauty ^^^ Which is from that story about how he donated his favourite car for an auction for Doctors Without Borders / lMédecins Sans Frontières
  18. nobodyinparticular

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Although it might have been a joke, there was an interview ca. 1999 where he mentions getting in trouble for shooting at trees. Just popping in to say hi.
  19. TomFest

    Random Thoughts Thread

    That story about a break-in and theft is not what it seems. At least according to the resident Tom Petty expert at the Steve Hoffman forum.... ----------- https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/tom-petty-heartbreakers-2019-thread.799609/page-13#post-22310651 The story is bollocks. To begin with TP didn't store his personal possessions in some random storage locker, especially his recorded work all of which still safely remains in the possession of and accessible by his estate. The Clubhouse was never burglarized! The storage locker that was raided belonged to a private citizen and it's contents were to my knowledge not connected to the Tom Petty estate. While the soft media was good enough to eventually clarify the issue stating the the locker in question belonged to a former engineer of Tom Petty, it should be implicitly understood that the storage locker that was raided at no time was the property of Tom Petty or his estate. As for the items that were recovered from the locker, if I was to hazard a guess I would say that they were items that were gifted to the owner of the locker either by TP and/or his management. Furthermore as far as the recordings that were recovered are concerned, since the contents of such were described as hard drives, these are no doubt digital copies of Tom Petty/Heartbreakers' music rather than the far more valuable actual multi-track reels themselves. ------------------------ For much of the latter portion of Tom Petty's professional career, much of his musical instruments were stored at the Heartbreakers' rehearsal space "The Clubhouse". The location is kept top-secret but it is known to house most if not all of the band's road instruments. It is worth noting that the one time there was a successful pillage of Petty's musical instruments in 2012, they were stolen apparently in transit as the band was preparing to head out on the road. It had all the ear markings of an inside job as a security guard was later arrested in the caper. FWIW, even in the nineteen eighties Petty kept most of his musical instruments off premises as when his house was claimed by arson in 1987, about the only things he was able to salvage were his musical instruments and private recordings which were kept at a location separate from his main property. This may have been due to Petty's belief in a separation between church and state, as he had attempted in the mid-eighties to record "Southern Accents" in his basement, but it lead to issues between himself and the rest of his family at the time. When Petty relocated to Malibu, he kept two properties and installed a small recording studio in one of them and would keep many of his preferred musical instruments at this location. I also know that Tom Petty's friend Norman Harris (of Norm's Rare Guitars) had several of Petty's guitars in his personal collection, that Petty donated to him at one time or another. There are some other stories as well regarding TP's guitars and the like, but I don't want to tell any tales outside of school so we'll leave it at that. PS: While I have no desire to get into this topic again, it is important that Tom Petty/Heartbreakers fans understand that the reason Tom Petty went on tour in 2017 was not out of some wanton desire or greed. He was a professional right up until the very end. He made a commitment to his band, his crew (both of whom he loved) and his fans to live up to an obligation and he did just that. Nobody was twisting his arm or forcing him to go out on the road. He didn't need to tour because he was in some type of financial distress. To paraphrase Mike Campbell prior to Petty's passing, the Heartbreakers go on tour because that is what rock bands do. I miss TP like hell, but one thing I've learned in the past two years is that it does no good to wring my hands over the situation. Tom Petty made a decision to go out and tour in 2017 and given the circumstances I respected the hell out of him for doing so then and continue to feel the same way today.
  20. Hoodoo Man

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Agreed, I'm more than a little surprised Tom owned GUNS, Guns and a corvette..... Tom we hardly knew ya.... I actually really liked when Tom played Knocking on heavens door w Mudcrutch and said 'drop all the guns in the sea' so to hear he was an owner....
  21. Big Blue Sky

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Stored with guitars, musical instruments and a gun. A gun??? Whaaaattt?! Not much use having a gun as a deterrent without, you know, having someone to wave it in a threatening manner at any baddies. Preferably someone who's "got a licence to wear this .38". If must have guns, and I'm not at all convinced they're a good idea. Like Lynyrd Skynrd says in Saturday Night Special: dump them in the sea. But really, wtf? The whole story's odd. Yes, it might be a cool dark place, taking up the whole block. But. How safe do you wanna be? A lot safer than letting guitars & music be stolen by burglars, for starters. Burglars who then become armed burglars.
  22. All I can say about this is wow, just wow. The hat, the Webb Sisters and the priceless moments at about the 3:00 mark where Tom makes eye contact with the camera and then seconds later when Mike gives them a smile. I hope this performance makes the pro-shot production of the 40th Anniversary tour someday.... was OK one of the pro-shot dates I rember hearing Wriggley field and some of the CA shows were pro-shot...
  23. Hoodoo Man

    Random Thoughts Thread

    BTW I am starting a GoFund me for the legal fees associated with my Petty Theft: contributors will get special streaming access to AllTheRest of my crimes.... Mind boggling that someone would give so little care to Tom's unpublished music that they are in some rando storage facility on a hard drive. 😢
  24. Zargo

    Article on When The Time Comes

    Great link, thanks. When the time comes is my favourite Petty song from the 70's. Nice for it to get some love!
  25. seltaeb

    Article on When The Time Comes

    Awesome! I would have LOVED to have heard this one live. I was at the Fonda on 6/3 and 6/8, so I barely missed it, but at least we have the video. This is a great track with great guitar interplay, and I love Tom's vocals.
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  27. Shelter

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Uh.... by the way. Today I really feel kinda... all-the-restless
  28. Shelter

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Not that I don't get the frustration.. but going to these lenghts just to be able to hear it is really a step too far. https://ultimateclassicrock.com/tom-petty-music-theft/
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