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  1. Thank You Mudcrutch Farmers Signing off here with a last post on Mudcrutch Farm wishing everyone health and happiness for the future. Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.[ Max Ehrmann, 1948 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank You to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for the music and the live concerts, in particular that best of the best night at The Marquee in Cork Ireland 2012, a very special memory I will always Treasure.
  2. I'm trying to think of great art and eloquent words. A great profile of a band at work in this video, shows all Heartbreakers doing what they do best.
  3. Sorry to see the site go I must say, it has always been my first 'go to' place for all things Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Dirty Knobs. I'm not really a Facebook/Twitter/Instagram person, this place and other types of forums like this have always felt like more of an independent local type flavour which is what I like. It's the way of the world now that independent providers are getting squeezed out, and most of the time that's just based on demand. I don't know what the viewing/content stats are like but I'm guessing that they are down substantially over the last while. With Tom departed and the band not touring that's another factor too I'm sure, but not exclusively so . I like the discussion/analysis/considered opinion type forums but these are a dying breed. Looking forward The Steve Hoffman Tom Petty thread site is probably where I'll end up pitching my tent when the Farm closes down. may try reddit as well, Mike and Benmont do some very interesting video clips on Instagram, there are a couple of Tom Petty Facebook groups out there and there's still the official social media accounts.... Still, I'm disappointed that Mudcrutch Farm is going, it's the end of an era in many ways...... Thanks to all contributors over the years for the fun, the inspirational moments, the debates, the discussions, the information, the anecdotes, and those set list discussions!😊
  4. Very sad to see this. I remember Greg setting up the vocal mics prior to the shows I was at in 2014, the routine he had checking the microphones on stage, instead of saying ''testing 1 2 3'' into the microphones he always said ''Dude'' ''Main Dude'' ''Dude Spare'' which I always liked at the time! 😀 Condolences to all who knew him.
  5. I know the 2013 audio of this one has been posted, here is the 2014 Hypnotic Eye tour version of I'm Not Your Stepping Stone from the Honda Centre Anaheim CA played as a tribute to Paul Revere who had passed away a few days previous. It was my birthday and I was there, it's great to have these memories to look back on. 😀
  6. Stop Draggin My Heart Around getting a spin here on Today FM tonight in Ireland. 😀
  7. Love these covers of Louisiana Rain & Magnolia from Margot Cotton a singer songwriter from France. Other Tom Petty covers on her youtube also. 😀
  8. Steve Ferrone & Friends bring a jazz lounge type flavor to Joe & Angel Dream 😀
  9. Little Red Rooster got a spin on RTE Radio 1 here in Ireland yesterday night around 11.20pm, it was actually requested by two separate people who contacted the radio show in response to a request for Christmas songs that listeners wanted to hear. Yes people, Ireland loves Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. 🥰
  10. A very welcome double play at around 1.30am this week on RTE radio 1 in Ireland of 'Something In The Air' and 'Learning To Fly,' a timely reminder of how great a job they did on that Thunderclap Newman cover, it had gone under the radar for me for a while. 😀
  11. Well, I've reached the conclusion of The Soprano's six seasons. American Girl turned up half way through the second episode of Season 6 when Tony Soprano was fighting for his life in a hospital bed after being shot by his uncle Junior and his wife Carmela was reminiscing at the bedside to her unconscious husband about the time as youngsters that they went down to Long Island beach and ''you had this song playing all the time we were down there'' as she played it on the Sony CD/Cassette/Radio in the hospital room. The full song played but you could tell that they had to do a couple of takes of that scene as they had to 'splice and dice' the song together a bit about two thirds way through. So Tony Soprano was a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fan ladies and gentlemen! I wonder did he pay for the album? For me the first five seasons were top notch, season 6 (which i learned after was recorded 3 years after season 5) flagged a bit and for me the natural conclusion would have been for Tony to be assassinated by either the Brooklyn crew or one of the new breed 'gangsta rap' criminal crews. If he would have being gunned down in a hail of bullets as he waddled out in white bathrobe to collect the morning papers from the front driveway with 'Rhino Skin' the musical outro. Fantastic use of music snippets throughout the whole series, they all fitted the scenes/mood perfectly in all instances. I must look up all the music that was used. I particularly liked the opening scene in episode 1 season 5, music and visuals used to great effect! Oh, there's a part 2 to season 6, have to find episodes 13 - 21! 😀
  12. I'm still on Cloud 9 after Neil & Bob. Bob was on one of his 'ON' nights! Privileged to have been there! 🙂 Bob's band were sensational and the man has a presence/aura on stage that is unique when you witness it in person.
  13. dollardime

    Sad News

    The best of luck in your recovery nurk. Keep on rockin in the free world! 😀
  14. I'm a late arrival to the greatness that is The Sopranos series starring James Gandolfini. I'm working my way through the boxset. Heard a snippet of Free Fallin' about two thirds way through the final episode of Season 2! 😀
  15. 🔆 I'm still speechless with a grin on my face since Sunday 🔅
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