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    I don't know about Tom Petty salad dressing, but how about some "Learning To Fry" cookware in the store?
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    Hi! I'm new around here (this is my first post, in fact) and I haven't had a lot of time to look around, so I'm sure this question has already been answered, but I'm dying to know: what is the story behind Rick's Airport Recorders? I know Tom mentioned it on every episode of the Buried Treasure Show and that's where he recorded the Buried Treasure Show, but every time I hear him say it, it feels like an inside joke that I'm not a part of 😂 If anyone wouldn't mind to explain the story behind it, I'd appreciate it more than you know! Cheers! 😁
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    Make It Better (Forget about Meat)
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    unusual guitars

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    I watched a 2-part documentary on Stevie Ray this weekend. Reminded me of how great this guy was. His death was another of those days that I remember exactly where and when I heard the news. So sad.
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    "Annakim Petty's 37ish. That gives them years & years of building up life experience, professional work-ethic / career and networks of other adults... All of that creates a pool of emotional resilience they can be drawing on now." From what I can tell, Annakim has never done a day's work in her life. She's just followed her father around touring, smoking weed and living off a trust fund. Even Adria's 'artistic' outputs, as a videographer working on some films for famous people, was limited to just a few years in the naught-ies. She's done bugger all ever since - admittedly she's been bringing up her daughter. Both girls - who call themselves 'artists' (what a joke) - strike me as being rather too inclined to live off their father's money. Annakim seems rather child-like to me, not to mention self-absorbed, judging by the utter tripe and selfies she puts up on her Instagram page. I get the impression she does sod all with her day apart from preening herself in front of a mirror and posting on social media. If that is not so, she is not doing a very good job of promoting a better image of herself. As both girls are both so privileged by clearly being financially independent, long before TP died, they really should be getting their arses into gear and devoting their lives to charitable projects. Doing real work, in other words. There is really no excuse for kids of the very rich and famous to be doing nothing at all. Setting up trust funds for kids so that they can just roll out of bed midday and swan around life in a life of self indulgence and laziness - and doing a bit of hobby jobbing - just to appear purposeful and busy - but really 'not doing very much' is really not a good way to live. It seems to me that this spat they are currently in with TP's wife clearly indicates that they have no concept of team-work or cooperation - precisely because they have spent far too long living a life of extravagant self-indulgence. Meanwhile, the older one - Adria - seems to think it is perfectly fine to insult the Heartbreakers by sending them rude emails and trying to cut out any reference to them on the latest TP release project when the band have done precisely what she has not: got their finger out in life and honed and talent based on effort, hard work and endeavour. One of the main reasons why I am far from impressed with TP's daughters and more inclined to believe his wife who, at least before she married TP, did have a proper career as a Head Teacher and, after she married TP, devoted her day to managing his schedule, which I should imagine is not all that easy. Far more impressive, I would suggest, that swanning around doing sod all.
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    1. Jammin' Me - a new range of fruit preserves 2. Mary Jane's 'Very' Last Dance - The ultimate in Garden Weed-killer 3. 'Breakdown' - Roadside Assist Insurance Products 4. 'American Curl' - Hair styling products 5. 'You Wreck Me' - Household Contents Insurance for damage and theft.
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    Hey, hello, welcome! Uh, so, good question. In answer, my best guess is it's more part of him having that quirky sense of fun than it being anything too deep or layered in secrecy. Having said that, maybe it had some funny insider meaning. I was totally tempted to tease you, but am heroically restraining myself & just giving a straight answer. Also, I have a question for you, which is - if you know he mentioned it in every episode, does this mean you've been listening to every episode? If so, wow, impressive & I'm sure you have many thoughts to share. PS Great choice of image in your thumbnail there, looking like you've chosen Tom Petty 💘 with Japanese 🇯🇵 paper umbrella☂ during Damn The Torpedoes tour.
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    Don't! There's a lot of interesting opinions and information in the old topics, feel free to bring as many back into action as you want. Welcome to the Farm. cheers
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    I hate to reply to an old thread, but this caught my eye and I just had to jump in and say something. I listened to this song right after it came out. I can't say I'm a huge fan (but maybe that's mostly because they got the location of the vampires wrong. It's Ventura, not Mulholland!). I've never been a Kip Moore fan; just can't really stand his voice or the typical subject matter of his songs (no offense meant here!), but one of the other writers, Charlie Worsham, is one of my absolute favorite artists. I had no idea he was a big Petty fan (but it certainly seems that just about every modern country artist is), so I was pleased to see him listed as a writer on this. I know Tom didn't care much for modern country (so I don't imagine he'd care much for this song), but I personally think Charlie is better than most modern country artists, that is, his songs have a little more substance (for the most part!). I wonder if Tom had been familiar with his music what he would have thought... Anyway, thanks for reading this little rant 😂
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    Speaking of merchandise is reminding my of a half-remembered story about Rolling Stones various accountants have told me. Jump in when you know what I'm trying to remember! Allegedly, early on, back in the 1960s, Mick Jagger looks at the numbers after a USA tour... and realises they made more money from tshirts than from ticket sales. Partly because they're paying a cut from ticket sales to promoters, venue hire, so really they only get what's left over. Whereas, they only need to pay out to the tshirt makers & printers & people on the merch tables.... and the band gets all the rest. Plus it's a firm of advertising (before Instagram influencers). Against that, they can't just sell t-shirts. Nor do they want to. They're a band & full of creative fire & just trying to stay solvent. Principle is: Better the music & the performance, the more t-shirts they sell. But those t-shirts etc do create a solid income stream, a cushion between them & the bailiffs.
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    BREAKING NEWS! JUST IN TIME FOR FATHERS DAY: New polo shirts! Just what I always wanted! 🤑 My names Joe, I'm the CEO....
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    Happy Birthday WildflowerNJ

    Happy Birthday Beth, have a great day!!!!!!!!
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    Massive bummer! And everyone here let out a collective, heartbreaking “Noooooooooooooooooo!” The key players in maintaining and championing the future of Tom’s legacy are Dana, Adria, Annakim, Mike, Ben and Ryan U. All pretty awesome people. And the one’s apparently at odds (most visible) at the moment are the first 3 mentioned. The important thing to remember here is that there’s always 3 sides to every story (or six). As fans looking in from the outside, we have no clue as to what’s happening or being said behind the scenes. We don’t experience the drama, tension and sadness first hand. No use taking sides. I’m certainly not going to call any of them evil. We can only speculate and add our own thoughts to the mix (which, at the end of the day is potentially futile, and sometimes not constructive). That being said (ha ha), here’s a perspective. Each of these 6 individuals were a vital part of Tom’s life. Obviously. No one’s arguing that. In fact, we’re thankful for these people like we were for Tom. They were in Tom’s camp. His inner circle. His family! Each of them should absolutely have a say as to what goes down from here on out. As to how the story unfolds. Each should have sway, as their opinions, convictions and beliefs matter! Is it any surprise that all 6 of them might have completely different ideas and desires to bring to the table? Adria: "Hey, here’s what I’m thinking. You know, my dad wrote so many awesome songs besides all those massive big hits! We should spotlight more on the lesser known but equally great songs, and put out a collection of rare/overlooked/underappreciated songs. Also known as hidden gems, or deep cuts. I’ve always loved Keeping Me Alive! What about Waiting for Tonight!? Oh my goodness, the list will be endless. Could be a 3 disc set!" Dana: “Guys, we totally need to do a 25th Anniversary Wildflowers release, since this was the last project Tom was working on for the last few years! It’s perfect timing for this year. Come on, we all know how much this album meant to Tom, and the fans as well.” Annakim: "I have any idea. How about a release we call “Tom Petty: Peace and Love”, and we collect tracks that have a running theme about how groovy, mellow and chill our dad was. Here’s a few off the top of my head that we could include: Something in the Air, Alright For Now, A Higher Place, …what do you think? Can you dig it? And we could do more themed releases….like Tom Petty: Songs for Stoners….yeah!" Mike: “Hey guys, how about that Fillmore ’97 run? I think every show was recorded, was it not? There’s some good stuff on there! Shoot, maybe it could be a 26 disc box set, of every show. I don't know...I think the fans would like that…" Ben: "Yeah, what Mike said." Ryan U: "Guys, can I come up from the Tape Basement now? I’ve been down here for weeks now. I think you forgot about me. At any rate, dang, the Heartbreakers were a GREAT LIVE BAND. How about a staggered series of digital only concert releases? Premium bootlegs. We could pick one show from ever tour, chronologically. Release one like every month. You know, call it Tom’s Live Treasure. Charge $10 buck a digital download. Kinda like how Springsteen does it. What a novel idea! BTW, I found this song called “For Real.” Check it out… -------- My point…all good! We say yes! I have to believe that their intentions are good, emotions are raw, and convictions are strong. And that combination is creating an impasse. Maybe they aren’t quite able to see through the haze right now because of their loss. The forest through the trees. They are hurting and grieving, they are devastated by the untimely passing of Tom. It’s understandable. It’s simply hard to imagine a world without Tom Petty in it. It’s a terrible thought, and a sad reality. So here we are. We all want Tom back. We all cherish the man and his music. We all get super excited about the thought of new TPATH music coming out. The saddest thing is the apparent inability or unwillingness to choose to come together for the greater good. Are they not able to put aside some personal ideas and ideals to make it work for all? Everyone sufferers as a result of this, yes, even the fans. It’s always so unfortunate when it goes down in public like this. It has the potential to do irreversible damage to family relationships, which is sad. Once these things get set in motion, it’s hard to go back. For the love of Tom…
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    Hahahahahahahah. Shelter strikes again, straight to the heart of the issue. Whenever I've seen this image (below) online, I've always laughed... until now. Now my blood runs cold at the thought of things to come unless smarter heads prevail. Which hopefully they will. Also, I'm admiring all the more how they handled the divorce situation back in the day. Keeping it as private as possible for as long as possible, I mean. Separating the music & what's in the public eye from what's legitimately private family-only. Also, maybe worth noting that as Annakim Petty was born in 1981/82, so & Adria Petty was born in 1974, they've been adults for a while now... Adria Petty's 45ish & Annakim Petty's 37ish. That gives them years & years of building up life experience, professional work-ethic / career and networks of other adults... All of that creates a pool of emotional resilience they can be drawing on now. They're daughters, yes, but not frightened little girls, nor vulnerable teenagers facing an overwhelming crisis. By the time Tom Petty was their ages? He & the Heartbreakers had already created 7 albums & were touring the world with Bob Dylan (Annakim Petty's 37ish, so TP in 1987). Touring Wildflowers album & releasing a career retrospective Playback (Adria Petty's 45ish so TP in 1995). In other words, I'm not saying they should be professional musicians too (talent & skill & hardwork aren't always genetically inherited), just using TP's ages as a point of reference. Personally, I'd appreciate it if tompetty.com covered the basics, like having all the albums in stock as vinyl & CD & downloads instead of having only a few at a time. So people can, you know, access the music in a range of media. Also creating access to high-quality recordings of concerts, like other people have already been saying here. I freely admit, I do like a slogan / logo tshirt - just never when merchandise is a bands' main selling strategy. Also available as a hoodie. Don't worry, it's not really advertising a real flying school. The designers at bathroomwall.com say: There is just something about Tom Petty that makes you feel great. Whether it is his honesty and integrity that lead to his stand against the greed of the record industry or just that laid back delivery that makes even the coldest day feel like summer hanging out with friends in the sunshine; it is impossible not to love the man. And it is Tom Petty's ability to recall a simpler time that inspired this Learning To Fly T-shirt.
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    A fine choice indeed! Marion has kindly shared the episodes, so rest assured, you will still be able to listen for your fix! Nice, hey? Vox teardrop & polka dot shirt (below) there are some more photos (maybe about 1 billion, but who's counting) posted by various people on threads which were pinned while active, but have now slipped further down the queue. You could find them by searching for photo of the day part I, photo of the day part II & photo of the day part III. Some images you'll doubtless already recognise, of course! Anyway, it's all good fun. Enjoy!
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    Willly & the Poor Boys are lining up for a bowl of Goats Head Soup (yum)... Paying with the nickels they raised by busking down on the corner / out in the street? Awww, happy feelings about this 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival album! Playing it last night on my new Bose headphones. The same as with Tom Petty's Wildflowers, every track is killer (so no skipping or leaving for a beer) & the songs flow as a whole. Sound is mixed well, so their rock solid bass & drum sound creates a solid base to the rest of the band. Vocals = You can even find a bonus track with CCR jamming with Booker T. It Came Out Of The Sky, Midnight Special, cover of Leadbelly's / traditional Cotton Fields. (Same year as Beach Boys' Cotton Fields). Lyric: White House said: put it in the Blue Room. Vatican said: it belongs in Rome. Jody said: it's mine, but you can have it for fifteen million. 1969 = good year for good music!
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    Going by the albums Change of Heart is one of their best; a mix of crunchy guitars and a nice pop melody that compliment one another. But I reckon the fun here is comparing these particular performances in which case Dogs is the better choice; the performance has a certain groove that just works, highlighting the melancholy with the sense of freedom and buoyant feelings. In a way, it's like they found the true measure of the song on stage instead of the studio.
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    Just purely going on the actual live performance of each song here for me it has to be Dogs On The Run, the Dogs captured my heart, more evocative feeling in the live performance of Dogs than Change Of Heart here for me. No if it were the album version of both songs then Change Of Heart would win hands down...I still complain that the fade out of the album version of Dogs on The Run is far too soon...there was more there that should have been let run......
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    Norm's guitar shop visitors

    A few people that stopped by Norm's Rare Guitars in Tarzana, CA.
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    Modular Guitar

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    Did anybody see this rare Wildflowers promo video from MikeMono?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-u1aOGLrNB6AOjzrx9u_iQ Wildflowers will turn 25 this year! Bring on the All The Rest Box Set! Forget The best of Everything collection (no offense)....an American Treasure was monumental, and all that was needed leading up the Wildflowers Anniversary release. Here's the ultimate (in my dreams) treatment for this: Wildflowers All the Rest Super Deluxe Box Set: Disc 1: Wildflowers original album Disc 2: Wildflowers All the Rest tracks (outtakes, b-sides, alternate takes) Disc 3: Wildflowers Home Demos (Tom's guitar and piano basic arrangements and sketches) Disc 4: Wildflowers Live - Soundboard recording from 1995 Dogs With Wings Tour Disc 5: 400 Days Documentary Hardcover book with essays, liner notes, recollections from Rick Rubin, unseen photos from Martyn Atkins and Robert Sebree