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  1. 3 points
    peterdimples

    Echo in the Canyon

    Went to see a matinee yesterday before going to the Lucinda Williams concert in Sacramento. Really lovely documentary with a soundtrack that jingles and jangles for 90 minutes. Tom tells great stories, particularly about winning a copy of Pet Sounds on the radio and about seeing Buffalo Springfield and Beach Boys in Gainesville in 1968 and thinking "This is how good its supposed to be. Maybe better."
  2. 2 points
    martin03345

    Echo in the Canyon

    Because when I think publications of great musical journalism, I think of VH1 and Billboard lmao. Hell, Rolling Stone had the gall to have Kurt Cobain be in their original "Top 100 Guitarist List of All Time". You may not like them as much as other bands, music taste is subjective. However, The Byrds influence and defining role as an act is not subjective. Just because not as many people are aware of someone like John Prine who never has been a pop icon, doesn't mean his work isn't well respected and beloved by people who know music.
  3. 2 points
    Big Blue Sky

    Echo in the Canyon

    Will there be a quiz at end of term?
  4. 2 points
    Shelter

    Ben's section?

    Isn't it about time Ben gets his own subsection here? Much like The Knobs have? I know I would peek down the "Good Street" as often as I could. (Better name than Welcome To He'll, arguably.....) Just an idea.
  5. 2 points
    Strange days indeed / Most peculiar mama... Well, listen in, chaps, latest meeting of the music liberation committee. Rick Rubin's vegan. Good news. So find him at his regular haunt at his localavore organic farmers market at dawn. Show him - let him taste - some new-harvest honey or biodynamic garlic. He's gonna be distracted. Piece of cake after that - swipe his phone from his home-knitted shoulder bag. Run. And dodge really fast through the crowd to getaway vehicle. Note: will need to find someone who can outrun a vegan. His beard might slow him down considerably. The music can be liberated & immediately fly free. It will thank us. We will thank us. This is the easiest plan ever. Except ... hmm ... all my vegan friends tend to be, well, intense. So pack extra coconut extract to distract them too.
  6. 2 points
    Hi y'all, the thread started to split, with a second thread on exactly the same topic. Which is fine, no big deal. May as well cluster it all on one thread, if that's cool with everyone. Arete noticed that this was all go, donations... And then updated us to say no, looks like it's on hold. From the website mentioned above. They provided the (non-creepy) image of The House. Help Preserve the Petty House Welcome and thank you for taking the time to stop by and support the effort to purchase and preserve the Petty Family Home and Tom's legacy. At this time Kevin Beauchamp, the contract holder, has exited his agreement with the Gainesville Music History Foundation Inc. by offering to give his rights to purchase the Petty Family Home to the Petty Family, which at this time does not involve our Foundation. If the Petty family wishes to purchase the home we are in favor of that and support their buying it. Things may change moving forward. If so, we will make an announcement. We had agreed to provide the $20,000 deposit due on the contract this Thursday and that is now on hold until we hear what transpires. So in the mean time we have paused the donation campaign. We will contact each of the people individually who have so kindly donated to the project out of the goodness in their hearts thus far, and we thank them. Please look for news moving forward. Thank you....
  7. 2 points
    I absolutely love the picture Dana Petty took/ shared of Tom on Instagram this weekend. πŸ’˜
  8. 1 point
    Oh no - blocked? What about this one? Nice sharp focus / high resolution.
  9. 1 point
    Hoodoo Man

    Echo in the Canyon

    I was pretty bummed to notice at 4PM sunday that the Film was being screened in Cambridge MA about 60 min away- at 5pm with a Q&A with Jacob and a live performance after that. Sadly I was on my way to the airport and couldn't detour. what made me sadder is there seemed to be several screenings in Boston with the Q&A so keep a close eye on their FB page for events like this near you. Seems they are on some kind of tour.
  10. 1 point
    TwoGunslingers

    Echo in the Canyon

    OK, point taken, they definitely ARE underrated. πŸ˜„ Problem probably is that they had so many lineup changes with only McGuinn remaining from the original incarnation that they might have been more of a project than an actual "band". Which could have turned out embarrassing had they only tried to re-create their original sound over and over again and forced new members into impersonating old ones. But that wasn't how McGuinn played it. He incorporated the strengths of new members and was open to changes in sound, production and songwriting so that each album - or each lineup - has its own sonic identity, if you will. To my liking, they might have done a little too much of the country rock thing in the end. But the sheer vastness of their stylistic range from beginning to end has had a so much bigger influence than many other, stylistically more coherent bands. Plus, it's hard to think of other bands that could/can do carreer-defining covers and also write great original songs that are just as great. And the harmonies, oh, the haromonies...
  11. 1 point
    Call it what you like... it was a high point before things took a different direction, and therefore a goodbye. Which was great in its own right, but different. Not sure about the "hype" part, though. Sounds like there was not much of substance behind Tom, the band, and/or their music. I think we're all on the same page here that the period between 1988 and 1995 is among their best - commercially and creatively. I didn't.
  12. 1 point
    TomFest

    Random Thoughts Thread

    It's only the fully automatic e-scooters being banned. You can still have semi-auto e-scooters. You know - to protect yourself from all of those walkers out there. You never know when you might need to take out a horde of them.
  13. 1 point
    No, I know. But that post is so hipster jibberish that it can only come from there lol. It's all in jest and I got the joke, but it's just another reminder for that last post
  14. 1 point
    Time for some Jerry......
  15. 1 point
    nurktwin

    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    6/20/19 The Monkees
  16. 1 point
    Can't say I didnt have the same thought when I saw that interview myself. Can you imagine the hidden unreleased gems on his phone??? 😳
  17. 1 point
    Shelter

    Echo In The Canyon

    On a quite related note:
  18. 1 point
    Dead. I may never post anything again.
  19. 1 point
    From the website mentioned above. Help Preserve the Petty House Welcome and thank you for taking the time to stop by and support the effort to purchase and preserve the Petty Family Home and Tom's legacy. At this time Kevin Beauchamp, the contract holder, has exited his agreement with the Gainesville Music History Foundation Inc. by offering to give his rights to purchase the Petty Family Home to the Petty Family, which at this time does not involve our Foundation. If the Petty family wishes to purchase the home we are in favor of that and support their buying it. Things may change moving forward. If so, we will make an announcement. We had agreed to provide the $20,000 deposit due on the contract this Thursday and that is now on hold until we hear what transpires. So in the mean time we have paused the donation campaign. We will contact each of the people individually who have so kindly donated to the project out of the goodness in their hearts thus far, and we thank them. Please look for news moving forward. Thank you....
  20. 1 point
    nurktwin

    Question of the day 6/9/19

    I've seen Mickey Mantle quite a few times in Cleveland when I was a young kid. Saw him, Roger Maris, Yogi and others hit home runs, even saw Whitey Ford pitch. My father chartered a couple buses each year for double headers between NY & Cleveland, 2 years he even chartered a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train for the trips to Cleveland!! Mickey was my childhood hero and I'm lucky enough to have 2 baseballs and 1 picture autographed by him. Here's a 1 hour story about Mickey.
  21. 1 point
    TheWildOne

    Bennmont in CA 7/17-7/-21

    I will be at the San Rafael show!
  22. 1 point
    Since no one else has responded, I'll tackle this one. Hamburgers? Tom Petty & the Hamburgers? I see what you're saying. I'm going to refine it a bit. Maybe TPATH's music is like a hamburger joint but... ...each burger has the perfect layering of ingredients, where other places throw on a standard amount of garnish, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, etc. TPATH layer on just the right amount of each ingredient, very carefully measured out, with some additional seasonings you won't notice unless pointed out but ones your palette appreciates. That's not all. In addition to burgers, plain and with cheese, they also offer up the occasional unique grilled cheese, corned beef, turkey and even a veggie burger. While most people come and stay for the burgers, there's the regulars who go for these lesser popular plates and even enjoy the daily specials. If TPATH are burger makers than to my taste, the bob segers/bruce springsteens/eagles/james gang/random United States classic rock band are like McDonald's. True they may have a good meal here and there but it's generic processed junk. TPATH are the Mom-and-Pop restaurant, there's something unique about the quality of their food and the care with which they put it together, deceptively simple yet more nutritious and tastier than you'd think. ciao
  23. 1 point
    3 posters from Gainesville years. Source = Petty Archives (of course)
  24. 1 point
    There isn't any need for the rest of us to go on after this. We're done here.
  25. 1 point
    Yeah... really.. what are the chances of vegetarians making some noisette, anyway? Even the lobsters? All you can curry..?? Anything that's Casseroll's fine... Oh, coffee, you say. Right you are! Too good to be brew (and probably so unwhipped, that it's probably whipped, so to speak..) but I really feel they need to take a break and focus on what matters: Baked goods. Quit acting like two bunslingers, already! Give me some sugar! I need to feel a whole lot butter about this whole thing. It's bake up time! American cream, plan B. Official Live' Egg. Almonds or nothing - just go nuts with the wildflours in the mix - when we're yeast expecting it. Don't tell me it's the wrong thing to dough. It's the zest of everything, I say, could be the only thing that's meal.. Just into the great wide oven with the old forgotten pan. I knead to know that there's gonna be something good coming. I don't wanna fight, I'm a baklava, lava lava… I'm a victim of cookie pans. Louisiana grain is sprinkled at my feet. I've been wrapped up in confection, I've been tied down to my bread.. So, let's get to the point, let's cinnamon roll another joint. This is a good sweet! If you don't know how it feels, then just talk to the girl on ascorbic acid. She's gonna listen to her tart.. Cake that connection! Hungry no more Moonpie
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