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TomFest last won the day on September 12 2017

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  1. A new family member

    Congratulations Benny! We're still celebrating our first grandchild. He's just turned 4 months old. It's really hit me in a way I didn't realize. I am totally smitten with the little man.
  2. New Tom Petty book

    He was there from the start, helping to get airplay for their records, and Stanley vouches for him. That's good enough for me. I'll read it.
  3. Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    I've seen photos of him with a different acoustic 12 string that also has that same bridge pin missing. Looks like probably one of the "G" strings. I guess he just liked having the single "G" string for some reason. Maybe so he could bend it? Who knows, but it looks like a deliberate thing.
  4. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    I assume it's because Bruce was eligible for the R&R HoF for a few years before Tom was. Bruce's first album was out at least 3 years before the first Heartbreaker album, and one requirement is "at least 25 years since your first record". I think? Didn't both get in during their first year of eligibility?
  5. Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    Best "road" song ever. (with apologies to "Runnin' Down a Dream")
  6. Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    That was cool. Turned it into a waltz, I love it.
  7. Random Thoughts Thread

    As far as I know, it stems from a minor car accident that he was in with his Grandmother (my mother) and Mom's sister - who was driving. He wasn't injured at all, but apparently that scarred him for life. He seems to be mostly getting along fine using the bus and walking or bicycling, but it does limit his ability to look for work outside his local area. And even locally, buses don't run 24 hours a day, so how do you get to/from your 2nd shift or 3rd shift job? Not having a vehicle or even a driver's license is limiting. It makes you reliant on others for many things, or you do without.
  8. Random Thoughts Thread

    My nephew is in his 20's and doesn't have a license. Says he's scared of driving.........of even being in a car.
  9. This day in R & R History

    I had the 45. Flip side was "Isn't It A Pity". Also a great song.
  10. Random Thoughts Thread

    The problem isn't Donald Trump. It's the 62 million American racist assholes that voted for him. We did that, America. Own it. It's who we are.
  11. My Husband

    Best wishes for a rapid recovery for Pete! Take care!

    Let's make it a good one!
  13. Happy Birthday

    Just curious - at what age do we add "young" to the end of our age? I'm 59, but am I 59 years young?
  14. 2017 - Good or Bad?

    Good year - my first grandchild was born, I got a new job with a big raise, and I saw Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 3 times. One thing kept it from being a great year.
  15. 2018 Jeff Lynne Tour

    I got just the CD's, and I've listened through a couple of times. You forget how many great songs Jeff has until you hear them back to back to back. I sure wish he was coming to Seattle.