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  1. 11 points
    Help Me Here you go guys and gals, Enjoy!
  2. 7 points
    I don't know about Tom Petty salad dressing, but how about some "Learning To Fry" cookware in the store?
  3. 7 points

    Mike Campbell Answers 21 Questions

  4. 5 points

    March 20th!!! Wreckless Abandon

    From their Instagram post: Wreckless Abandon, our first album as The Dirty Knobs releasing on March 20th
  5. 5 points

    Sad News

    I'm home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't get home til 10pm last night and was completely drained. It took all day to get checked out by different doctors, paper work and even had 3 more of the 5 drainage tubes removed (1 in arm And 4 in neck), 1 more tube to go, maybe tomorrow after I measure drainage amount 3 times today. That means another trip to Clev tomorrow and today I have to call 2 surgeons and make appt for next week and the 2nd surgeon in 2 weeks. Appt already scheduled for radiologist Aug 20th. I have a lot to do today (new meds and stuff), but I'll be back later with a better report, I just wanted to let you all know that I made it through the operation and am back home. TTYL.....................Nurk
  6. 5 points

    I interviewed Benmont Tench!

    I had a chance to chat with Benmont recently in advance of his concert run in Northern California.
  7. 5 points
    In an effort to "Shelter" the other topics, I thought I would start a new "master thread" for the Tom Petty Cookbook and other product ideas that we clearly don't want and won't buy. Keep it whimsical, keep it real, but you don't have to cook like a refugee while you are learning to fry if you don't have dog's with wings. So here is my first contribution; Flirting with Thyme rice 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup uncooked white rice 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice On Sale 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves Directions Step 1 Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and stir in the rice. Cook rice, stirring frequently, until browned, about 5 minutes. Step 2 Mix chicken broth, lemon juice and thyme into the rice. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork before serving.
  8. 5 points
    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…
  9. 5 points
  10. 5 points
    I'm gonna laugh when they finally release All the Rest and it's just a reissue of She's the One
  11. 4 points

    Maxwell House Revisited

    I followed a strange thread that ended back up at the Warren Zanes' Maxwell House story. Follow me on this one. The coincidences are kind of delicious. Last night I was listening to a live Petty version of The Stories We Can Tell on youtube. I noticed as it was finishing that there was a John Sebastian version of the tune, which I was curious about. Turns out the song was his original. I went to wikipedia to read a little more about John Sebastian. I knew he was part of the group The Lovin' Spoonful back in the '60s. It turns out they got their name from a 1964 Mississippi John Hurt song called "Coffee Blues." (Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZWqhrR5tPc ) In this song, Mississippi John Hurt sings about his love for Maxwell House coffee. It's basically a love poem to Maxwell House. I started considering that Tom, with his great appreciation for music history, was slyly and with a wink giving a shoutout to this blues song in the Zanes article. After all, both his daughters and Dana came out after to say that Tom didn't drink Maxwell House. So I figured Tom was putting on Warren Zanes and maybe it was a tip of the hat to this old Coffee Blues song. Then, when I went back to reread the Zanes Rolling Stone article, I was more than tickled at the title of piece. "Tom Petty's Biographer on the Story He Didn't Tell." (italics are mine for emphasis). The title line didn't come from a Tom Petty song but rather a song he occasionally covered. A cover song from a guy who named his band after a lyric from a song about Maxwell House coffee. It's probably all just fun coincidence, but wondering if there's a slim possibility that it was all orchestrated and that maybe even Warren Zanes was in on the joke himself. Perhaps at Tom's behest. (I'll take off my tinfoil hat now 😄)
  12. 4 points
    Okay, sure, so they're all sensational musicians & over the years have contributed to other people's recording sessions. Are there too many to count? I knew about this first appearance (from 3:20) but was completely surprised while watching the second music video (from 2:10 onwards).
  13. 4 points
    The cover was designed by Klaus Voormann ( take a look at the railroad tracks ) Mike did an excellent job there. Great song, is currently in an endless loop with me. Looking forward to the album. 🤠
  14. 4 points
    Mike already played some songs from the new album live in 2018.
  15. 4 points

    TPATH gets ready for Christmas

    Hoodoo Man, Thank you for sharing here. We are so happy to know everybody love this video. Happy holidays! toshi ♥️ Heartbreaker's Japan Party ♥️
  16. 4 points
    Hoodoo Man

    TPATH gets ready for Christmas

    not sure I want to drop this in the covers therad... very well done tribute song, A for effort....
  17. 4 points
    Big Blue Sky

    Benmont's Summer Tour 2019

    Hi, as we know, our favourite piano playing legend (drum-roll) Benmont Tench (applause) is currently touring along the Northern California coast. According to setlist fm, on 18th July 2019, Benmont played these songs at The Chapel in San Francisco! 🎹🎹🎹 Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division) interesting song choice, not one I would've thought he'd go for I Will Not Follow You Down Welcome to Hell (Mudcrutch) Veronica Said I Want to Know Why Love Is Not Enough If She Knew You Should Be So Lucky Wobbles Lucille (Little Richard) (with Sylvie Simmons (?), ukulele and vocals) Shot of Love (Bob Dylan) Corrine Corrina Dogs on the Run (TPATH) yay!! I love "Dogs on the Run" from "Southern Accents" album. But was it that one - or their other song by the same name??? Roll over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) The Melancholy Season Dogwood This Is a Good Street (Mudcrutch) China Doll (Grateful Dead) Pledge American Girl (TPATH) Someone's posted on YouTube their audience videos of Corrina Corrina, Roll Over Beethoven, China Doll & American Girl. I'm just pausing on that for a moment, though. Respect.... Unlike during Mr Tench's last tour, I haven't read anywhere that he has asked people not to share footage of him playing his more intimate songs, including American Girl. Sorry, too many negatives squished into one tiny sentence! In other words - what's the go? Shall we assume it's standard mobile phone bootleg & it's okay to repost songs from YouTube... unless we hear that Benmont says something about this issue during a show? I think last time the issue was about allowing himself to be particularly raw & vulnerable onstage for one song for a very special live moment. Anyway. I sure hope it's okay to repost, especially if he plays Dogs On The Run again & someone records it! I will plotz! (translates as "explode with joy"). In other, kinda unrelated topic, I listened to The Beatles Live At Hollywood Bowl album this week. Sure, it's one thing to know that audiences screamed the whole time. But actually hearing the screaming, soaking through the Beatles' music, the whole time, is so intense... It's like a wild animal or a howling wind, it has a powerful life of its own. I felt deeply uneasy ...& that's me listening in the safety of my home to a recorded concert years later. My sympathy is absolutely with George Harrison!
  18. 4 points
    Happy 25th Anniversary to the legendary Wildflowers album, released this day on 1994!!! https://ultimateclassicrock.com/tom-petty-complete-wildflowers/ As we know - lots of pondering, uncertainty, debating and deliberating on the best way to release/re-issue/celebrate Wildflowers: All The Rest. The label, the band, the family, Ryan U, Rick Rubin...even Tom himself was unsure the best way to continue to tell the WF story. Which is a bummer for the fans. I don't get it. I appreciate the fact they they want to protect the legacy...but...are they perhaps overthinking this release too much? Why not do it the way everyone does it these days - with options ranging from one disc to multi-deluxe options, depending on what you want & want to spend? ie. 1. Option 1: All the Rest - Standalone album with the "new" 11-12 tracks only. $9.99 2. Option 2: The above + the originally envisioned WF Double LP. $34.99 3. Option 3: Deluxe: The above + One disc of WF home demos (that Ryan U recently stumbled upon) $44.99 4. Option 4: Ultra Deluxe Box Set: The above + 1995 Dogs With Wings live show recording + Hardcover book with essays and never-before-seen photos. All wrapped in an organic cloth box that looks like the texture of the WF cover. With an embroidered flower on the cover. $149.99 Come on Warner Bros...GET IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. 4 points
    amazing to catch a young Tom in a video and song I never knew existed... John Prine too!
  20. 4 points
    my phone seems to hate me and I haven't had time to fight it yet to get pics off my phone and onto the computer. I did share one song by Hattie to FB so here you go. Cool story is Chris Stills the co-lead shared this on his personal page. The band was TIGHT and she kind of kills it.... 😎
  21. 4 points
    So, it's become that time, that year.. Time to celebrate 40 years of Damn The Torpedoes. https://www.theringer.com/music/2019/10/18/20920217/tom-petty-heartbreakers-damn-the-torpedos-40-years-old http://1001-songs.blogspot.com/2019/10/revel-in-your-abandon.html Now may be a good time to revisit this one: Or perhaps just this one..
  22. 4 points
    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
  23. 4 points
    As I was about to sit down and sip some non-Maxwell House coffee it occurred to me to once again return to the point that ALL THE REST should be the next release. 1) Supposedly Tom had it completed (or close to?) before his death. 2) The Anniversary of it is coming up in the Fall 3) It is, as far as we know, the one definite project Tom mentioned and wanted to have released. ---All it would take is to release it in the form he wanted as a affordable single or double disc release. If there's some behind the scenes footage use some of that in promotion, maybe pick a new song as an attempt at a single and have it in stores by the time of its anniversary. It'll carry over into the Christmas shopping season as well. 4) Don't muddle the issue with even more tracks found by Ryan; save those for another release, just go with what Tom wanted. Simple. Unless there's some strange unknown reason why this hasn't happened, it goes to show how messed up things are behind the scenes, aside from the lawsuits. Rant done. Peace.
  24. 4 points
    as long as nobody minds me sharing this here I will leave this up for a week or so. zipped copy of the show above. Enjoy! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1en2A0PzgX8Noji_-Wcj19e1M-MCoAaEE
  25. 3 points
    Hoodoo Man

    DK Making some noise

    anyone search to see if Mike or the DK have a youtube page? It kills me these are 59 seconds...
  26. 3 points

    How about some Blues?

    Nearly 3 hours of Slow Blues!!!! No video, but great music.
  27. 3 points
    OK its a belated Bday but on 11/26/85 Pack up the Plantation was released on VHS, CD, Cassette and Vinyl. This should get a remaster and Blueray or streaming release IMHO. Enjoy the annoying horns! (I do!)
  28. 3 points
    http://view.e.warnerrecords.com/?qs=5aaae518fde3a119f26eba2df11eccd513e4642254c47106c4537579f186889618c4d2c48b79d58698952db8150e8b640684b4754df01e03ec85649c3905836b3eca833db205330d05bf1c5b9a778123 Nashville, Tennessee The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell announce Nashville show! The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell will be performing at the brand new Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville on March 15th as part of the new venue’s opening weekend! As a member of the Highway Companions Club, you will have exclusive access to a VERY LIMITED allotment of tickets during a special pre-sale beginning Wednesday, December 18th at 10AM CT.
  29. 3 points

    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."
  30. 3 points
    Hoodoo Man

    Garnicks Records est. 1930's

    Well I met Ron Blair and Steve Ferrone at the celebration in LA back in October and I hold them in high esteem. I know someone on here met Scott Thurston once and he was not very cool and that story is still mentioned.... So you are right for sure about both things being memorable the good and the bad. Ive met a lot of artists over the years in small venues. Amy Mann, John Hiatt, Jr Wells, Buddy Guy and Joan Osborne. Not sure how many Aimee Mann (till tuesday) fans are on here, but she had two solo albums at the time I met her. She was very kindly signing things for people and she is a very pretty woman and has an amazing voice. I was a little star struck when I met her, so when she asked how to sign my CD I said 'to Jeff'. She asked do you want me to say anything else? and flustered I said, I don't know, maybe I'm with stupid or whatever.... Whatever and I'm With Stupid are the names of her albums.... It took me showing my frined Dave the cover a few minutes later to realize what I asked her to do and she never batted an eye. Even posed for a picture with what may be a slight smirk... It took Dave about 10 seconds to start mocking me as that is what friends are for.... Now back to record store stories. I did buy a new record player from them yesterday and got a short history lesson there about the unit and its origin. The player a Caliphone 1450K was the mainstay of american schools for decades. If you had a slide show with a record that beeped you likely listed to it played on one of these. I'm told by David that they retailed for 800 new in 1950 so were top of the line state of the art. Sadly as records were phased out most schools tossed the players in the trash. A million made and 950,000 tossed in landfills. David went through it tip to top and cleaned, lubricated and adjusted everything to like new. It sits on 4 spring vibration dampening feet and can play 78, 45, 33 and 16 RPM discs! It has a built in speaker and an output jack for external speakers and a microphone input for a microphone! So it is the original Karaoke machine I guess. I bought a headphone to RCA jack today so I'm looking forward to hooking it up and giving something a spin... This is David the oldest brother on the left and Robert or Bob on the right. You can see the clutter all around behind them. David and Robert Here you can see the stacks of CDs, Albums and various record players Juke boxes and TVs in various states of repair or for sale. This is down town Lowell a few blocks from the shop on a lovely snowy week day. Lowell Lowell City Hall.
  31. 3 points

    Randall Marsh interview

    I stumbled across an interview with Randall Marsh, that's apparently from 10 years ago. And it was posted in the "Mudcrutch" section at that time, but I don't think it was posted here in the main TPATH forum. I think that people who haven't read it will be very interested in it. It's interesting just to read about Randall, but also the interview fills in a lot of detail regarding Mike being with Randall and both joining TP, the real "Mudcrutch farm", The Blue Stingrays, and more. So if you read this 10 years ago in the Mudcrutch section, sorry to repeat the link, but for the rest I'm sure you'll greatly enjoy this; I feel it's essential to the TPATH story and as such should also be in this section. http://www.furious.com/perfect/mudcrutch.html
  32. 3 points
    Anyone planning on going to the El Rey for the Tom Petty All star event? Looks like Ron and Steve are going to be there along with a bunch of other folks including Jake Thistle and Roy Orbison Jr. I checked the Fleetwood Mac schedule and its feasible Mike could be at this so I am very tempted to hit the other coast and check this out as its my 20th Anniversary a few days before this and this would be a great way to celebrate for the wife and I... at the moment GA tix are still available... https://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/381698?fbclid=IwAR2CN4F3SBeuU5_IUNp3ypdeDU2oqIAIO1TPjBTHlauL6OZFoyFE9oieNp4
  33. 3 points
    Today I'm just stating the obvious..
  34. 3 points

    Sad News

    Chemo & radiation treatments are all done!!!!!!!!! I feel fine, just a little weak from not eating much the past couple months. I still have to return to Cleveland each of the next couple weeks for blood and toxicity tests and then in 3 months for blood and scans that hopefully say I'm cancer free. It's so nice to be home.
  35. 3 points
    From Paul Zollo's FB page.
  36. 3 points
    This is great...….
  37. 3 points
    Big Blue Sky

    F Mac in Austealia & NZ 2019

    Mike, Neil Finn, JohnMcVie played Man Of The World from Peter Green era of Fleetwood Mac. You can hear a man in the audience near the person who's recording this say "1966". Only added it to setlist since they came to Australia. This is from another night. But it was equally marvellous when they played it for us.
  38. 3 points
    Big Blue Sky

    F Mac in Austealia & NZ 2019

    Oh, about Free Fallin', well, moment I saw the Rickenbacker appear on stage & I lost it. I was transfixed. So I remember everything about how Mike played it & created that fzmous sound. But i guess I missed out on remembering most of the singing. Quite a lot of us, well, me & lots of people near us, stood to show respect, holding phones flashlights up. So it was like Pentecostal moment (no snakes, though, haha). Or that moment as parade passes by when the crowd spontaneously takes off their hats, or salutes, or throws flowers, or whatever. Did notice Mike looked down at his Rick for the song, though, rather than into audience. Anyway, you asked, so hope that answers your question. :-)
  39. 3 points
    Big Blue Sky

    F Mac in Austealia & NZ 2019

    Oh, 100% wonderful. Everything just marvellous - music, guitars, crowd supporting their musicians, musicians playing their hearts out. Fleetwood Mac (tonight) are really sensational musicians. I take back any snark I may ever have thought. People who were there for them seemed to love every moment. Everything was golden and the energy just kept building, one fantastic thing creating another. Mike Campbell exceeded expectations. Chinner was busy passing guitars. Oh, boy, so many beautiful guitars and Mike sure bent those strings. He even put base of guitar on ground and ran slide up and down strings. It was like, hey, why not? And it sounded sensational! He was in the middle of some songs building building the momentum. The others are dancing around & Mike's so precise, keeps playing, absolutely not distracted, building the song. Centre of the storm, but he's actually feeding that increasingly wild storm, you know? Neil Finn being there created that elusive home-ground advantage. (Even if he's technically from NZ.) We sang along, shone lights from mobile phones. Neil said: "hello Sydney" (roar of welcome), sang verse with people joining in, says "I can hear your Sydney", another verse with all these flickering lights appearing, then "Oh... I can see you Sydney". Beautiful. Black Magic Woman and Oh Well, Good lord, Mike and Neil melted all our faces. Like I say, magic, just golden. No photos, sorry, not sorry, my phone was firmly off & we just focused on the concert. Respect!
  40. 3 points
  41. 3 points
    I always did my best to Shelter all of them... But, let me just say: When my corn dog barks And my cannoli sings I'm out there with Chinner He's pulling my strings
  42. 3 points
    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! 😁
  43. 3 points
    Make It Better (Forget about Meat)
  44. 3 points
    I think you're right. Between all the tacky brand merch stunts, archival photage video fests and what was revealed from the lawsuit documents, it seems a lot of the impulses, no matter how genuine and heartfelt in origin, proove to be badly misguided, ego oriented and backwards prioritized. If by accident so. Thank goodness someone stood up and helped shaping AAT into becoming about the music and the legacy of the man that created it, because other than that, so far it's a grim prospect we're looking at, waist deep in swag, repackaging and cheap tricks. But let's be hopeful, that once they all had their ya-ya' s out in terms of personal visions, projects and agendas, made a bit more name for themselves and used the stuff a few more times, maybe there will again be focus on what matters.. the music genius and music processes of Tom's. (Also, playing the devil's advocate here.. let's not forget there where hoodies, bags and keychains over the years, other stunts too.. back when the captain was still behind the wheels himself - sure, some kinda marketing must be ok, even at this point, so.......) But sure, I agree.. I wish they put a lot less prio on the swag bazaar from here on out.. Would be a tasteful move, all things considered.. To me it just doesn't rhyme to question the Heartbreakers' involvement (and their judgement?) or agenda, or too stall releases of quality dignified archival stuff and at the same time sign OK to all the crap with logos slapped on. And they worry about honouring Tom....!?!
  45. 3 points
    High Grass Dog

    2019 speculation

    Yeah, as far as I'm concerned, this Fleetwood Mac tour, and MC's involvement with the band, can't end soon enough.
  46. 3 points
  47. 3 points

    New TPATH Releases

    I have no doubt whatsoever that whatever material Benmont and Mike approved for release would be respectful of Tom's legacy. It's their legacy too after all. This seems more to me about family power dynamics than about "protecting Tom's musical legacy."
  48. 3 points
    High Grass Dog

    New TPATH Releases

    I think this is a good summary of the two sides, based only on what we know so far with seemingly incomplete information. Dana knows she needs input from others, which is good, and is open to lots of projects, which is good. (Seems like Mike and Benmont would be too.) Could she be out for some $$$? It's possible, but that doesn't seem likely to me. Adria's decision-making and judgement are obviously heavily weighed by affection and grief for her dad. She's very conservative and very cognizant of her dad's integrity and legacy — possibly too much so. She's always seemed like a bright person to me, but she seems to have a bit of a blind spot for fans' interests. Her ideas so far (a deep cuts-only release with no new material, taking the Heartbreakers name off the titles, and postponing the Wildflowers release again) run counter to fans' preferences. Again, this is putting aside for the moment the unpleasantness of the legal mudslinging and Adria's overly dramatic lashing out at Mike and Benmont etc. Assuming all that stuff gets resolved, I hope Wildflowers, the Fillmore live set, the unused Hypnotic Eye tracks, and the unused Mudcrutch material (from the '70s and 2016) all actually get released. These are all projects with the utmost amount of integrity and fan demand, so there's really no basis for "sell out" accusations. All parties can rest easy the legacy is and will be untainted.
  49. 3 points

    New TPATH Releases

    I think all parties are aware of the importance of the Wildflowers project to Tom's musical legacy, as it's been brought up by Mike and Adria in various interviews since Tom's passing. In the Facebook live video before The Best of Everything's release, Adria didn't mention Wildflowers in particular, but she did say she wanted to give both An American Treasure and The Best of Everything time to breathe before new material was going to be released. In the last hour, Annakim posted on Instagram that "We don't sell out," which may be a message to Dana. Given that this TMZ article frames Dana -- and not Adria and/or Annakim -- as the person who wants access to the Wildflowers material for a twenty-fifth anniversary edition, it seems that she wants the music within a certain time frame; it doesn't necessarily imply that anyone is opposed to the eventual release of the material. So, in addition to potentially figuring out who (individually) should execute Tom's wishes and run his estate, it seems that the timing of releases -- when as opposed to what stuff is going to be released -- is a central issue for all party's involved.
  50. 3 points
    21st Century Spotify Blues? The CDs sound great, no two ways about it. Initially I had second thoughts as to whether I should buy this album or not. There are only two songs on there I don't already have. But in the end I thought, heck, this has nothing to do with rational decisionmaking. It's a Tom Petty album, the first "Greatest Hits" of sorts since THE Greatest Hits... even "Anthology. Through The Years" is almost 20 years old... and I'm a fan, so I'll buy it. I knew I would enjoy it, and I do. Sequencing is nice, too. I'm glad they didn't choose the easy way of ordering the tracks chronologically. A - if you will - "dramatic" sequencing is always more difficult, more open to discussion and thus a braver thing to do. And more fun to listen to, IMHO. So, I'm quite pleased with the album. And even though I really do know (no kidding, I'm totally aware) how many hits Petty wrote - it still blew my mind when I heard the first five songs of disc 1 in a row. It's mindblowing, this level of quality. And it doesn't stop there, of course. But who am I telling this.
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