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Liberty last won the day on October 3 2017

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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. Even the Losers on High Grass Dogs... lmao. I love that one. Tom: "There's gum in my guitar again." *pulls out a piece of gum, throws it away* Odd enough that it happened... even more so that it was a second time? LOL! I just love the intimacy of High Grass Dogs. It's not the best overall performance/concert, but there are some select songs which I love. Storytellers, Soundstage, and Live at the Olympic, I think are all really great, too. I haven't watched any of them in years. :-/
  2. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    I completely agree. I'm only 23, and even with my health problems, I could not have a heavy guitar hanging on me for that long. I probably could not stand on a stage for that long, let alone sing, play guitar, etc. His endurance in the last tour was astonishing.
  3. At the risk of sounding like a broken record... High Grass Dogs. I just love it. I love the performance of "Walls." It's my all time favorite version of Walls and any of their songs. It's just perfect as an acoustic ballad. I honestly do not care for it as a pop/rock song.
  4. Instant tears... Oh gosh. Thanks for posting. EDIT: I feel like it would have been difficult (emotionally) for Mike to sing for Tom, but it is such a special tribute, I'm sure it was cathartic. A couple of my TP facebook friends were in attendance and absolutely loved it. <3
  5. Stevie Nicks remembers TP

    That's a beautiful tribute. Tom was definitely a great man to ride the river with. <3
  6. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    A side effect of my medication is shortness of breath. I can't sing a lot of the songs that I normally could sing before the medication. Luckily, singing isn't my job or my livelihood. While I do believe Tom wanted to be out there playing music... I agree that it was probably rough and painful for him. --- Though, I try to look at Tom's life from my own perspective. My health has just been getting worse over the past couple years, and if I was able to push myself and go out doing what I loved... hell yeah. That's what I'd do. Tom's passing, in a weird way, reminds me of this ideology: Guitars are meant to be played. If I had a rare guitar, or any guitar... I would rather give it to someone I know would love to play it rather than sell it to someone who wanted to put it on display or put it in storage as an investment. Tom wanted to play music. I think Neil Young said it best: It's better to burn out than to fade away. Tom deserved twenty more years with his family, to love them, to spend time with them, and they deserved to have him around, but life doesn't always work out that way. I simply mean to say that it is best (in my eyes) he went out doing something he loved rather than being trapped in a retirement home like many people have to live through. *'It's better to burn out than to fade away' is actually from the last song on the album (Into the Black). However, I prefer the acoustic opening version which has a similar line because it's more personal/intimate.
  7. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    Exactly. Even without memory problems, pain can easily cloud your thinking. And even without pain, I am sure I often accidentally take my probiotic twice. My other pills are in an organizer, but even then, it's easy to forget them and vice versa.
  8. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    It never entered my mind that he was addicted, either. I do not think he was. But I can understand the not wanting to call 911 thing. I've had episodes of paralysis, etc. but I'm just stubborn and don't see how anyone in an emergency room could help. On top of that, if I was a public figure like Tom, I wouldn't want people knowing I was there, and so on. I don't know, really. I do not like ERs. Perhaps he thought he could manage the pain on his own without the help of a doctor. I'm not saying this is the case... but we all know Tom was a beautifully stubborn person. He is gone too soon. I'm glad he has loved ones to carry on his memory and we have music to share with out loved ones. <3
  9. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tom-petty-death-report-daughter-comment/ https://www.instagram.com/annakimwildflower/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_legacy "Thomas Earl Petty lived a million lifetimes in one. He over came much psychic pain from an abusive childhood by transforming his anger into the greatest rock n roll band ever. My dad in the past openly overcame a crippling drug problem with no shame. His recent death is tragic yet he died from doing what he loved and what will continue to keep his spirit alive. Touring with a broken hip because he would have it no other way. He loved performing. There are no hypothetical questions I love my dad and feel he is an immortal badass. The amount of pain his hip caused was beyond a normal surgery. He is at peace out of pain🖤I thank you for respecting my family’s privacy and inviting love during this shocking new chapter. My dad loved his life and left behind so much love in his music for us to share. Invite love listen to Tom Petty. He passed away with his family in a room filled with love. I feel very connected to him🖤give love to everyone you meet we are connected by love #invitelove much love to you and much love to u dad🖤⚡️🖤"
  10. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    Even excluding the Fentanyl, it's a sketchy mix. I truly hope that someday we can have safer means of pain relief.
  11. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    I agree with this to some extent, but I've been wondering if his doctor(s) was even aware of this... Even to many of his friends, his heroin issues were in the dark until 2015 when Warren Zanes' book was released. It's possible his doctors weren't even aware of this, especially if he felt ashamed of it or something. I'm not saying this is the case, but it is a possibility. Many people are not as open as they should be with their doctors. And even then, even if people are open with their doctors, there's a majority chance that the doctor is careless. I have to travel an hour by car to get to my Primary Care Doctor and two hours by car to get to my specialist doctor. I am within one hour of both Cincinnati and Dayton, and yet I have been unable to find good, reliable doctors in my area. It has been disappointing to me and eye-opening seeing the standard of care many doctors practice. Not only that, I've come to learn that many standard tests are not always reliable either, like the serum tests for magnesium, potassium, etc.
  12. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    Agreed on all points.
  13. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    Chronic Illness on The Mighty (a website/public blog/FB page) reported about the statement Dana and Adria released. Lots of people commenting are upset that the opioid crisis was mentioned in this statement because many legitimate chronic pain patients, due to the crackdown of opiates, are suffering for it. I hope that these ODs lead to safer ways to treat pain. It's sad to see. I personally believe that the crackdown on opiate prescriptions has caused those who are addicted to rely on illegal drugs which are more likely to kill them and are even more unsafe. Though, I have seen reports mention that the majority of people who are addicted to opiates were never treated for chronic pain or received a prescription, but that they obtained them recreationally. It's a huge ongoing conversation which, in all seriousness, is fraught with conflict. I've never known anyone to OD and die personally, but I live just outside of Dayton, Ohio where the Montgomery Co morgue has made international news because of the rate of ODs in the area. The morgue is often so filled with OD deaths that they have to rent refrigerated trucks and use other county's morgues because of overflow issues. I live in a town west of Dayton. It's a relatively small city of around 6,000 people. You can find needles on the sidewalks. People dealing on the sidewalks. More than just an issue of drugs, it brings me to question the state of a society where people feel they need to turn to these drugs for escape. I don't think Tom is one of those people, in this case. I simply think that he was in physical pain and likely was not attentive to how much he had taken. It's possible he was more susceptible to organ damage due to years of smoking. While I've never had to be on pain medication, I am sure I often take my probiotic more than once a day because I cannot remember if I've taken it or not. For my prescription medications, I do have a planner. But I think pain is different. Pain fluctuates and clouds our thinking and judgement. If anything, this statement should help us remember to put our health first. It's not selfish---it's survival. I know about as well as anyone that I have to put my health first. I have hypothyroidism, weak adrenal glands, a circadian rhythm disorder, and an ion channelopathy disorder similar to hypokalemic periodic paralysis and, despite my longing to be active, to get out and be a part of the world... I rock 'n' roll again... I know that I would greatly pay for it and be stuck in bed and possibly even push myself hard enough to cause a temporary paralytic state. I'm grateful to Tom and his family and friends for all of the amazing music through the years, but unfortunately the reason life has any meaning at all is because it has an ending. And Tom... oh boy... he meant a lot to me and always will.
  14. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    That's sad. On one hand, I feel so saddened that he needed all of these drugs, but on the other hand, I'm concerned that his doctor(s) found this treatment plan viable. Not placing blame, but only concerned and saddened by the news and thinking out loud.
  15. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    I agree, Marion. To an extent, this story reminds me of a beloved dog I had as a kid. He was a year older than me, so I grew up with him always there. Near the end of his life (when I was about fourteen), he was in a lot of arthritic pain. We were giving him low dose Aspirin. He thought he could do more than he should have. The relief from pain pushed him too far. There is a reason we feel pain. It's partially a warning to our body. If we ignore those warnings, or hide those warnings with pain medication, there's always the chance that we'll push ourselves too far. I, too, am grateful they shared this statement with us. Lots of love and gratitude to the strength of Dana, Adria, and the whole family, including band mates.