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  1. TomFest

    Saving Grace Rehearsal 2006

    No, the McGuinn model is a 370, which has 3 pickups. The one Tom is playing is a 2 pickup Rickenbacker model 360.
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    Blackberry Smoke cover Tom Petty

    That was nice!
  3. I guess "Eddie", and his wide open future, is one of the most memorable. Tom was good at story songs.
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    OK, Lebowski - out of the cab.
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    Question on Tom Petty Book

    I'm starting to wonder about the Jon Scott book. I ordered it months ago and where is it? In fact, I bought 2 copies. I've written to him asking, and had no response. When is this thing supposed to be out?
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    My Aunt

    Incredible longevity there, Nurk. Sorry for your loss.
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    Desert Island Disc

    You're asking what is the one definitive Tom Petty song. I guess for me it's probably "Refugee". Although "American Girl" is a close 2nd. But how the hell did I get mixed up with a Mafia Don's henchman? Damn, I need to more careful. And Nurk, WTF?
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    Tom Petty & Movies

    Books too. "Down South" came directly from the pages of Warren Zanes book "Dusty In Memphis". He must have used that phrase a half dozen times in there. I guess Tom liked it so much he had him write his biography.
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    Ok, so now.. I'm crying..

    That was great! Thanks. I've never seen that before.
  10. "Bus To Tampa Bay" sounds so much like "Ankle Deep" to me that it's distracting. Not the chorus, but the verses construction and melody. I don't dislike it, I just can't shake the comparison when I hear the song.
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    WTH??? Best of everything 11/9/18??

    ^ A few reasons probably - there are completists out there that just need to have everything. And these songs are all remastered, I believe. There will be a hi-res version I'm sure, so the typical compression applied to music in the last 30 years will be (mostly) removed - which should reveal nuances that weren't audible before. And yes, the 2 new songs will be enough for many people to justify the purchase. I'm just spitballing, and I haven't decided if I'm buying or not, but I might. In reality, this set is geared toward people that don't have everything already, and maybe never saw the band in concert.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be......it's easy.....All you need is love...
  13. Totally into "Lonesome Dave" right now. Little rockabilly thing - which is weird because Lonesome Dave didn't really do that. I loved him with Foghat - they were my very first concert way back when, and as the lyrics say here - he liked to boogie that English blues. I wore out the Foghat "Energized" album in my limited album collection at the time. And the "Rock and Roll Outlaws" album as well. Still listen to them once in a while. They're fun to play guitar along with. RIP Lonesome Dave. Sure this song is a bit derivative, but the fun factor and energy are off the charts! And yes, Tom's laugh at the end kind of spills the secret that's it's not a very serious affair. Another fun one for me to pick up a guitar and jam with the boys. Which is always good fun.
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    WTH??? Best of everything 11/9/18??

    Yeah, I don't get the thinking or the timing on this. We already have a couple of "Greatest Hits" releases. And right behind the amazing "American Treasure" set? Who or what was driving this? The record company? I can't see the family or the band stepping on the American Treasure release like this.
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    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    You know, the storm rolling through and the delay really were memorable, but not in a good way. As far as the 2 shows at Red Rocks were concerned, I thought the cold and wet weather really sapped the band of energy. One of the nights, Steve Ferrone was bundled up so much I don't know how he could even play. The improv thing you mentioned - and everyone seems to be so enthusiastic about - was not great. Ben starts playing a boogie thing out of the blue - Mike has a mandolin in his hands, not ready for that at all - Tom is scrambling trying to get his guitar to work. Then Tom starts singing the lyrics to "Down The Road A Piece" by the Stones, but the chord progression and pace aren't right. It was a mess. Sorry, I know a lot of people loved that, but I was thinking how much better it could have been. Sadly for me, the 3 shows I saw on the last tour were sub-par for Tom and this band. I suppose it was the injury and the pain he was in, but I really felt like overall, the band was not in top form. Enthusiasm and energy were in short supply on stage. Even the sound guys had a bad show in Seattle, and that never happens with this band. The sound completely dropped out for one song - I think "Crawling Back To You". Couldn't hear a thing, and there was actual booing at a Tom Petty concert. Never heard that before. The band just played on and never acknowledged losing the sound. Overall, a somewhat disappointing tour for me. I did get to Red Rocks, which was kind of a bucket list item for me. The saddest part of all, is that we won't see Tom and the band in concert again. I'm still trying to accept that.