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  1. TomFest

    Dylan's Tele auctioned off

    Telecasters rule.
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    Question of the day 5/14/18

    Robert Plant was/is a huge Elvis fan, and that influence has always shown through his work - from dropping "A Mess of Blues" into a Zeppelin medley (mis-heard as "Minnesota Blues"), to the entire feel of the Honeydrippers. As I said, I'm a huge Zeppelin fan, but he owes a big debt to Elvis and he'd be the first to say so.
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    Fooled Again

    Love the song. And Mike's little "Star Trek" riff with the ebow during the intro on that live clip. This song has always been a favorite.
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    Question of the day 5/14/18

    I'm a huge Zeppelin fan, but I can't go with Robert Plant as all-time greatest. I have to split up "rock" and "rock and roll" into separate categories. And if you ever saw Zeppelin live, Robert only rarely could match what he did in the studio - and some would say he could not, after about 1971 or so. I haven't heard anyone mention Roger Daltrey or Paul Rodgers - both big time favorites of mine. And there are many more. These guys are rock. Rock and roll for me is mostly 50's and I'll take Elvis as the best rock and roll voice ever, and Roy Orbison 2nd. Best 2-sided single ever? "Don't Be Cruel", backed with "Hound Dog", and 'I Saw Her Standing There" backed with "I Want To Hold Your Hand" a close 2nd. But I digress...
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    When are we going to get some stuff ?

    Shelter - nobody has done anything to you. Relax. Your words are at least as offensive as you claim this recent offering to be. Give the family time to grieve. You'll get what you want eventually.
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" is not a TPATH song. I'm not a Fleetwood Mac expert, but I'd be surprised if they've never played a song that appeared on a Stevie Nicks solo record. 'Oh Well' could be in the setlist, but Lindsey isn't there to sing it, so who knows? How about "Black Magic Woman"? Mike could cut loose on that one. A lot of their show has to change without Lindsey being there. I'll take your 1,000 to 1 odds that "Stopping Draggin'" won't be played. I'll put up the dollar. LOL
  7. I get that Ron would want to do the bigger shows. The only money he makes would be from touring, so the bigger, the better. Same with Scott, and probably Benmont too. I think most of the money is in publishing and touring, and really only Tom and Mike were getting songwriter credits all these years.
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    I do think we'll hear a Neil Finn song - and - "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around". I think without Lindsey in the band, they have some spots to fill because they'll drop some of his songs. "Don't Dream It's Over" isn't my favorite, but it was an international hit. I preferred "Something So Strong".
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    Beginner guitar combo

    One thing about crappy guitars though - you want positive feedback when you're playing - especially when you're just starting to learn. If the guitar sucks - and maybe this is more applicable to crappy acoustic guitars - if it sucks and hurts your fingers to play it, you're not getting positive feedback and you're not going to stick with it. A decent instrument can go a long way toward keeping a youngster interested. And if it's not junk, you can still re-sell it if they do abandon it. Those $99 Epiphones are firewood when the kid gives up.
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    ^ If your question is do I think this new version of Fleetwood Mac will play "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around", my answer is absolutely yes. How could they add Mike Campbell to the band and then ignore the connection between Stevie and Mike?
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    Beginner guitar combo

    Some years ago, I bought a $99 Epiphone Les Paul for my young son. Other than a super crappy Strat knockoff that I bought in 1976 for $57, that is the single worst electric guitar I've ever purchased. I don' t know if the Epiphone SG for $99 is any better, but I'd be skeptical.
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    I wonder if Mike will sing Tom's part on "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"? If not Mike, then who? Neil Finn, I suppose, but wouldn't we all rather have Mike take a crack at it?
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    Tom Petty holding a Les Paul guitar

    This is apparently an "RD Artist" model from Gibson. If you have the "Runnin' Down A Dream" book, check out page 84. Here's one for sale on Reverb. https://reverb.com/p/gibson-rd-artist-ebony-1979?gclid=CjwKCAjwoKDXBRAAEiwA4xnqvwVY9G4yHEqJaadKx3fifBjbWvSRu8sAv61HFxnzizz0DhlgSF3F7hoCbVQQAvD_BwE&hfid=9163596
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    Question of the day 4/30/18

    Loudon Wainwright III, last October. He was great. My cheeks hurt from smiling all night. Had tickets for David Rawlings and Gillian Welch earlier this year, but couldn't end up going.
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    Hey Tomfest

    Thanks! One of the guys in the band is mixing from the last time we played and he sent me that one today. I'll see what else comes up. We record every time we get together, and this was actually our first time since September. There was some rust to knock off. Our drummer has become a snowbird and he flew south for the winter. He's back now so we'll resume our regularly scheduled activities.