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  1. 'I Won't Back Down' on Tuesday November 20th on my way walking into work that morning, just after an American Airlines plane passed overhead on it's way into Dublin airport.
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    So news just in that The Mac are coming to Europe in June 2019, Berlin, Dublin & London dates announced. I'm kinda torn on if I should go. I'd love to see Mike play live again for sure and I was a fan of Crowded House back in the day too...on the other hand I think that Stevie's vocal capacity is for me definitely not as strong as in past days, again not criticising the person just my view. Could I deal on many levels with being there hearing Free Fallin played by a different band with Mike actually on stage too, if indeed Mike will still be there...so many emotions...I like what I hear when Mike gets to stretch out a bit on Black Magic Woman and Oh Well..... This is a tough one, will have to think about it...now if The Dirty Knobs were the opening act for The Mac in Dublin then I'm in! Excuse me if I, have some place in my mind, where I go time to time!
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    Desert Island Disc

    I'd have to say Free Fallin because as soon as the gun man hears the first couple of notes he'll immediately drop his gun, reach into his hip pocket for his lighter, proceed to spark up said lighter as he raises both hands in the air and start swaying his hips from side to side. This would give me time to retrieve the gun from the ground, shoot the cd player playing Free Fallin and then shoot the gun man.(strictly in that order) I'd then be rescused by Two Gunslingers Oh baby I'm Free.....Free Fallin
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    Lyric Question

    Great question, almost impossible to answer for me ....A bit like being asked to choose your favourite child, very hard to narrow it down to just one line so below are some of my top favorites, on a side but related note, I think Highway Companion has some of Tom's most strong lyrics...if it was an actual Heartbreakers band album produced by a Rick Rubin producer type rather than a Jeff Lynne producer type style then it would have has a greater mojo! The Golden Rose is a buried treasure classic!!! All the lyrics in Change Of Heart are outstanding for me, could pick any and every line in that song I've stood in your gallery, I've seen what's hanging from the wall You were the moon and sun, You're just a loaded gun now. Shadow Of A Doubt And when she's dreaming, sometimes she sings in French, But in the morning, she don't remember it. Blue Sunday When it's time to leave, you go. Rebels...every line in this song is killer... Honey don't walk out, I'm too drunk to follow is one of the best opening lines to any song ever.. I can still feel the eyes of those blue bellied devils, When I'm walking around at night, Through the concrete and metal Golden Rose Well the golden rose sailed with a broken man goin' south Got on board with a woman to lead him 'round by the mouth
  5. The characters of Tweeter & The Monkey Man should all meet up with Spike in Dubs, now that would be a Tarantino classic movie right there... with The Heartbreakers starring as themselves as the house band with Johnny Depp (aka Eddie Rebel) playing Tom! I somehow see Jan & Spike riding out of Gainesville off into the sunset in a hail of bullets just before the end credits!
  6. Gainesville was played last night on Newstalk 106fm in Ireland on the Tom Dunne music show, was mentioned that it was left off from a ''dark album'' that he couldn't remember the name of (Echo) because it didn't fit the tone of the album and that it was an example of how confident Tom was in his song writing that he could decide to leave such a great song off the album. Was also mentioned that Gainesville was from American Treasure but not on the forthcoming Greatest Hits release. The song itself is actually growing on me and sounded great on the radio!
  7. Out in the Cold on Dublin City 103.2fm, sounded great on my kitchen radio! ☺ I'm kinda surprised this one didn't appear live more often down the years...up tempo fast rockin song that would resonate so well in those big shed arenas, the type of song that would mix up the latter years mid tempo groove in the set list. Oh Well.......guess I'll just have to make up my own heavy Petty setlist! ☺
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    WTH??? Best of everything 11/9/18??

    I welcome the release of American Treasure. I would have loved if they did Playback 2 box set 1994 - 2017 timeline with a super deluxe option of Playback 1 & 2 combined for those who didn't have Playback already. I would love if Playback 2 was something that those who put American Treasure together took on as a specific project for the future...something for the 50th anniversary of the band or indeed sooner with Looking For Daddy, Somewhere Under Heaven, The Woods and others included. I would be a bit more comfortable if the new song on this latest greatest hits package was already included on American Treasure.... I don't have a problem per sae on the release of a new greatest hits package, but would question it's timing in light of maybe giving American Treasure more of a clear run as a standalone release...what is right and proper and what goes as acceptable in ''show business'' has always been a murky affair unfortunately. I want Playback 2
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    Well, hard to know what to say on this one and my respect for Mike has me not wanting to say too much on it, fair to say that it must have been a very difficult and emotional thing to do/get through, almost as if it's too raw and too soon to do the song for both Mike and Stevie...that is was Free Fallin that they did made it more difficult too in my view, but then again it was I assume their choice to do Free Fallin rather than something else or indeed nothing else. Stevie was obviously very emotional...and Mike's body language spoke volumes, it was obviously tough. I do think that Neil Finn should have sang Free Fallin, he would have been a better vocal fit for the song, perhaps he didn't want to or perhaps Stevie insisted on singing it, who knows the discussions that went on behind closed doors when it came to all of this. A different song may have been better all round for all involved...I Should Have Known It would have been my pick..a chance for Mike to shine while paying tribute to Tom.
  10. Some quick initial thoughts... Lonesome Dave seems to be on the road Driving Down To Georgia Bus To Tampa Bay is a very interesting song. For me it has strong echoes of Blue Sunday, Dreamville, Angel Dream and most strikingly King Of The Hill (with Roger McGuinn) Walking from the Fire sounds like a more complete/finished actualised song than Dogs On The Run with the intro to The Damage You've Done from Let Me Up I've Had Enough album in my view, and I LOVE Dogs On The Run, always felt that it faded out far too quickly on the Southern Accents album.... Bus To Tampa Bay (GREAT lyrics) my favourite of those three...so far! Go Gators!!!!
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    Gainsville (Outtake 1998) coming up next

    This is for me right up there as one of TPATHB best ever live show. The Docks Hamburg Germany 1999...close to where The Beatles played apparently. This is sensational stuff, they were really on and inspired that night..Steves playing here is a revelation on this...so much to enjoy here...I have a theory that the band played with an extra bit of inspiration and verve outside the USA..not to say that they didn't play awesome live in USA..they did..but there's something extra in their shows outside USA in my view...this show should have been the High Grass Dogs DVD in my view, they certainly caught a big wave in Hamburg that night. I haven't seen this in ages and my jaw hit the floor numerous times watching this. This is THE real deal right here folks! Even Gloria was impressed!☺
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    Gainsville (Outtake 1998) coming up next

    This one is a definite grower. Many things to like here. It does need a chorus though that's the missing piece in the jigsaw for me, I kinda want to know why Gainsville is a big town.it needs more than that repeated twice, 'where we learned to wear a crown' or some rhyming couplet /lyrical nugget to tie it all together in the chorus. It's great to get these little vignettes of high quality out takes..once the quality control of out takes released is maintained very high I think it's a great gift to the fans. I too would love to know how much/if any 2018 production was done on this release or if it's true to original time.
  13. American Girl on a community radio station called Phoenix FM in Dublin yesterday morning and Learning to Fly at Dublin airport food court today.
  14. 'Feel a whole lot better' Tom's Byrds Full Moon Fever cover came on about 3.30am on RTE radio 1 Ireland when I couldn't sleep a couple of nights ago...and yes, I did feel a whole lot better after hearing it!☺
  15. A band busking on Grafton Street Dublin Ireland played Running Down A Dream in the Sunday sunshine, started just as I was passing at the end of work so I stopped and listened. A very decent version too. A myriad of memories flashed across my mind of having being there to hear it live in concert, brought a smile to my face, a tear to my eye and a lump to my throat as I raised my head twards the sky. Memories.......☺
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