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  1. TomFest

    Maxwell House

    Now I'm intrigued by the coffee machine that Tom had. Do we know exactly what model it was? I see these from Bunn that are $250. It's $240 if you don't want the warmer on top. I'm actually tempted to buy one. I'd also be curious of the exact measurements he used. Anybody know Dana? LOL https://www.webstaurantstore.com/bunn-13300-0002-vp17-2-ss-low-profile-pourover-coffee-brewer-with-2-warmers/234133000002.html?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiAurjgBRCqARIsAD09sg-tW8EAEDOnUbbpGaUt3tIbhQynB7gGDh4Vtxx8xtYa3bobUl2oSRoaAkZzEALw_wcB
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    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    I think this is frickin' amazing.......
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    John Lennon and a shotgun shell

    Duane used a coricidin bottle for a slide. Remember those? Original ones today cost a lot, but there are reproductions out there. Tried it, same result. LOL
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    Beatles Play List

    The crazy thing is that the Beatles had over 200 great songs. I use the word "great" rather freely here, but I don't skip anything when I'm listening to them. Everything is worthy. No other band comes even remotely close.
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    Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    I always liked the line "I'm gonna love her till the cows come home". I thought that was an American expression.
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    John Lennon and a shotgun shell

    I have no skills with a slide. I've tried glass, and I've tried metal slides, and still have some of each. I've never tried a shotgun shell, or heard of anyone else using one. I do love the work of Duane Allman, Joe Walsh, and George Harrison to name a few - and of course Mike Campbell also. I just never could get a good feel for it. And I agree the words are "sweet and lovely". 😉
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    Zeppelin live overrated but good discussion

    My thought is that people that think Zeppelin is overrated, weren't there. Led Zeppelin owned the 1970's, period. I'll agree that Robert Plant's voice was at it's best in the period up through 1971, but there is phenomenal stuff after that also. I do think drum solos were way overdone, and I never listen to them on records. Seeing Bonzo play a drum solo was something altogether different though. I also love Jimmy's work with the bow. It was very innovative for it's time and I'll still listen to "Dazed And Confused" all the way through when it comes on. Same with "No Quarter" which has great work by John Paul Jones, and Jimmy Page. For the 1977 tour, we already had the 4 LP "Badge Holders" bootlegs from the shows in L.A. which were about 3 weeks before our show. Can you imagine that? Bootlegs mass produced and shipped all over the country within a few days of those shows. Let's see Warner Brothers do that. Anyway, we were primed and ready when they rolled into town. Sadly, Robert's voice was pretty ragged that night, but he was sipping tea all night and managed to get through it. It was a site to behold, standing in front of those 4 guys all night. I'll certainly never forget it.
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    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Hey - there's a good trivia question. Name a song covered live by both Led Zeppelin and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers?
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    Maxwell House

    Just because I had the willpower to quit smoking doesn't mean that willpower translates to weight loss. It doesn't. Weight loss is completely different. You don't have to smoke to stay alive, but you do have to eat.
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    You're out of your element, Donny. Hey, speaking of the Coen Brothers, anybody see the new one on Netflix? "The Ballad of Buster Scrugs". Just as quirky as ever!
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    My New Book-Tom Petty And me

    Jon - If you're still around, I wanted to circle back and thank you for the book. I loved evesdropping on all of the history between you and Tom. And thanks for all you did for the band in the earliest days. I have a feeling their progression may have gone differently without your intervention way back when. Well done.
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    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Got Neil's latest record "Songs For Judy" in the mail today. This is an archive release - recorded on the 1976 tour. Only the acoustic songs. I've had the bootleg "The Bernstein Tapes" for years, but this release sounds so much better. Here's one....
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    It's your magnetic personality. 😉
  14. TomFest

    I bought another guitar!!!!

    Like this!
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    I bought another guitar!!!!

    The "King of the flat tops". I have a sunburst Gibson J-200 that I bought new about 25 years ago. Looks just like George Harrison's, and Tom Petty played one exactly like it too. It was my only acoustic guitar for about 10 years, so it got played a lot. I'm sure you'll get a lot of music out of yours. Congrats!