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About Liberty

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    The Petty Archives
  • Birthday January 30

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    "Long After Dark"-1982
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    British Invasion; Blues; Soul; Motown; Rock & Roll; 50s Oldies; Punk; etc.
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  1. Liberty

    A big question

    Probably. Dana used to be on the official Tom Petty forums. They're pretty much empty/dead now. I think she and Adria are both members of Tom Petty Nation on Facebook, but I'm not. I don't like the founder of the group for many reasons. I really wouldn't recommend trying to contact them, if that's what you're wondering. I'm a very private person, so I generally try to promote respect from a distance when it comes to the fan/hero relationship. There's nothing worse than being the creepy fan, IMO. I'm not assuming you are. Just bringing it up as a point in general. My rule of thumb is to stay at least one degree away and then if someone notices you and wants to reach out to you, they can.
  2. Liberty

    Tom Petty & Movies

    Tom was a huge movie fan! I would love to know more about his favorite movies and such. I'm not friends with Dana on Facebook, but we have mutual friends and she was recently talking about different old, old horror movies they liked to watch. I think it would be interesting to know more about this topic. The fact that Adria went into film probably also has something to do with his love of movies and being around when they made music videos. Tom and the Heartbreakers have some of the coolest music videos, heck, they pioneered the music video. I don't think it's a coincidence that Tom is such a big movie fan and that his music videos have always been so neat.
  3. Liberty

    My Aunt

    You have my condolences, Nurktwin. That is a long life! I'm 23, Dad is 63, Grandpa is 91. I can tell my dad has a rough time dealing with Grandpa getting older. My dad expects Grandpa to be more put together than he is. I keep telling my dad, "You can't expect ___insert task/mental clarity here___ of someone who's almost 92." My dad constantly worries Grandpa is getting dementia or something, but I feel like it's too much to ask of someone to be all there by the time they're in their 90s. Grandpa still drives and Florida just renewed his license last year. He couldn't start his truck and so he called my dad and he went over. Dad started it right up. He thinks Grandpa might have been turning the key the wrong way and my dad gets so overwhelmed about this. I know Grandpa shouldn't be driving, but I cannot convince him and he absolutely refuses to live in any kind of center. I think Grandpa would actually LOVE living in a retirement home. He would have people to talk to. He is so talkative. He could play cards and he wouldn't have to worry about getting stuff to eat and it would take so much pressure off of his children, especially my dad who is his main carer as one brother is a deadbeat and the other three don't live around here. Anyway, I think the big thing that bothers my dad, maybe subconsciously, is that he's becoming that generation. His mother (my grandma, like a mother to me, too), passed away almost three years ago and my Dad only has one aunt. Her husband passed away a couple months ago. So, Grandpa and my Great Aunt are the only two left of that generation and I think my dad struggles with it. Who wouldn't? My dad has already lost a lot of friends to cancer, heart disease, etc. Grandpa only has one or two friends left. He still goes to his alumni every year. I think there is only one other from his class still alive. He's a WWII veteran and has delusions that he talked to General Patton and held his hand as he was being carried out of the car wreck that ultimately killed him like a week later. Several years ago, Grandpa's story was that he was patrolling the Autobahn and saw a car wreck up the road and a solider further down told him, "General Patton's been in a wreck," or something of that nature. I don't not believe this, because it was a story he told for years when I was younger, but now his story is that he was holding Patton's hand, talking to him, etc. I wouldn't put it past my Grandpa to have knowingly fabricated this since no one can cooperate it and it makes him feel good since Patton was a hero of his. I have no qualms with him telling people this story. It makes him feel proud and at this point, there's no reason to correct him or tell him he shouldn't have an extra scoop of ice cream. He's almost 92, we just let him live his life how he wants it. He's incredibly accident prone... a few years ago, her rode his lawnmower into the pond. His head went into the bed of the pond and his belt was attached to the mower. He got himself out. I'm surprised he's still alive. I don't think anyone would have guessed he would have made it this far. Grandma always said he had a guardian angel looking out for him. This comforted him. He has found religion since Grandma passed away. None of us are religious. Grandma used to take her kids to a Universalist Unitarian church on Sundays because in the late 50s, that's just what you did--went to church. I was not raised to be religious at all. I don't think anyone in the family is, really. But a Methodist minister (? priest? vicar? pastor?) told my grandpa he knew for sure and had it on good authority that she had gone to heaven. Grandpa takes a lot of solace in this. I'm happy that it comforts him. I just wish he wasn't so stubborn and would open his mind to staying in assisted living so he could spend time at the clubhouse with people around his age and talk. He gets so lonely.
  4. Liberty

    WTH??? Best of everything 11/9/18??

    Okay, fine. Nice. They're basically releasing a new greatest hits collection... but WHY is it not in chronological order?! My brain... my brain... it's melting. šŸ˜µ (No need for me to buy since I already have all of this and can probably buy the unreleased versions easily as digital tracks).
  5. I want to be excited about hearing new songs... But I'm just sad. I finally listened to it last night and just sobbed my way thought it. So grateful to have this. I feel comforted by it, but the wound is still raw.
  6. I haven't listened to Hypnotic Eye in a long time, but "Sins of My Youth" was my favorite song. Absolutely love the tone and sound of the song. The saunter of it. Just lovely... dark and light. Killer song.
  7. I hate to be that person, but if anyone could share some pics or scans of the booklets, maybe some highlights, I'd love that. I was only able to buy the digital version. I have been so busy I haven't even been able to listen to it yet. It just seems like I can't get into the right state of mind and have a nice, empty evening to myself to listen to it. I want to listen straight through in the order they were arranged in order to respect the arrangement and get the full experience.
  8. Liberty

    Tom Petty Quiz

    I didn't think Benmont was in the Sundowners. He would probably have been too young, right? He only came aboard for Mudcrutch, right? I don't remember. That would make two questions wrong, if I recall correctly. **And the tree one, because in the past five years Tom disproved that somewhere. I don't remember where. Some interview.
  9. Liberty

    Tom Petty Quiz

    I don't remember where it was originally mentioned, but he says it wasn't true or that he doesn't remember it.
  10. Liberty

    Hi I'm new.....

    Welcome to the forum.
  11. Liberty

    Where are you all from...what's your story

    I'm from Ohio (Near Cincinnati and Dayton and the Indiana border). I became a TPATH fan after watching the RDAD documentary in '08 or something like that. I'm an English major at Indiana University. I watch too much tv and movies. I live on a farm with my dad and my dog. Aimee @nobodyinparticular and I run thepettyarchives.com and I am mostly busy doing studies and side jobs. Hm, I'm not sure about #4. Yes, I'm quite stubborn but rational. I like things to be justified and reasoned. I don't know about "at great risk" though.
  12. Liberty

    Question Of The Day 9/4/18

    "Red Light Fever" by Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. He's the drummer for the Foo Fighters. He drums and sings. This was their second album. I didn't care for the first album. It has a very airy, California sound. Lots of "space" on the record. I believe a member of Queen or two are on this album, also. I honestly like it better than any Foo Fighters album. This is one I just like to put on and listen straight through. My favorite track was always "Hell to Pay" but I haven't listened to this album in a long time. There are a lot of more rock songs on the album, like "Way Down." It's a sort of punchy rock album with some airy guitar. The ones uploaded on YouTube sound really flat. It sounds good in the car from the CD. It's just this sort of random side-band second album that I doubt people know about.
  13. Liberty

    Question of the day 8/17/18

    It looks cool! I'm thinking... Sherlock (BBC)... Fox Mulder (XFiles)... etc. lol
  14. Liberty

    FM album cover in thrift shop

    It was pretty lame. I have the VHS. Maybe I should find it and do a giveaway on our FB page, lol. I also have a LaserDisc of A Bunch of Videos and Other Stuff
  15. Liberty

    Question of the day 8/10/18

    I have no idea. Maybe, just the feeling of being at my grandma's house laying in the shag carpet, watching the dust dance in sun beams as they come through the window, hearing people in the distance, and smelling my grandma's cooking. Just a sort of sensation rather than a memory. One of those "everything is alright in the world" things. Dreamville.