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jawallac last won the day on August 13

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About jawallac

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  • Favorite Album
    That's a complex question.
  • Location
    Middle of the Mitten (Michigan)
  • Interests
    Geneaology, Writing, Family, Cats.
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    Software Training, Support
  1. Photo of the Day Part III

    Wow! Those are something - never seen them before, either.
  2. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    One of my hobbies is genealogy. It's interesting to see what's showing up on various genealogy websites. Here are two I've seen so far. Find A Grave (with family links) We Relate (TP was one of the October challenges - the other was Glen Campbell.)

    Wow! I don't think I saw this back in the day.
  4. Tributes and covers from peers and writers

    Choir!Choir!Choir sings Free Fallin'
  5. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    From my blog today (with a Mudcrutch Farm shoutout!) http://wordstormcasserole.com/grief-and-tom-petty/
  6. I Feel Like A Forgotten Song

    The Wikipedia Discography helps with this task... I ignored the bit hits and picked others I've loved over the years: Luna Casa Dega Gator On The Lawn, Heartbreakers Beach Party, Spike - that sense of humor! Magnolia No Second Thoughts Louisiana Rain Something Big Letting You Go Straight Into Darkness (of course) Change of Heart The Best of Everything It'll All Work Out Two Gunslingers Lonesome Sundown Something Good Coming A Face In The Crowd Crawling Back To You A Higher Place Down South
  7. I Feel Like A Forgotten Song

    Oh, "Straight Into Darkness" is one of my favorites. It just nails that feeling of "I don't know if this will work out, but I'm gonna do it anyway," then mashes it with a tinge of regret/sadness for what has happened. They played the song during the opening set of the 2008 (?) tour in Grand Rapids and I about screamed my lungs out!
  8. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    From Benmont's wife, Alice: http://www.alicecarbone.com/thank-you-tom/
  9. Tributes and covers from peers and writers

    Also, a nice tribute from World Cafe: http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2017/10/03/555173542/remembering-tom-petty-on-the-world-cafe
  10. Tributes and covers from peers and writers

    Tom Petty tribute from Coverville: http://coverville.com/episodes/tom-petty-tribute/
  11. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    So sad, no words. Some "rarely seen photos" here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/tom-petty-standard-bearer-classic-rock-dies-age-66-180965092/?no-cache
  12. What's Next for Mudcrutch Farm / mudcrutch.com ?

    I stop by The Farm every day, mostly lurking, occasionally contributing. I loved TomFest's description of TF as "the corner pub where I can pull up a stool, open an adult beverage, and have a look around." This site is definitely that - a friendly place with interesting discussion and authentic interaction between people who love TPATH. That said, I use Facebook a lot. The biggest advantage is that it *seems* like everyone is there; obviously, that's not true. But it is the big player on the scene now and should be taken into consideration. So here's my take on how it might work.... FB pages -business pages- are OK. Posts and comments are public so they are seen by everyone (unless you figure out how to tweak your personal settings.) And posts aren't always seen by all people who have 'liked' the page; this leads to the 'pay to play' philosophy that so many businesses use - they 'boost' a particular post so it is seen by more of the people who 'like' the page. It's nonsense. However, if Mudcrutch Farm was to move to Facebook, I'd recommend leaving this site as an archive (?) Keep the FB page and encourage people to Join the Mudcrutch Farm group. Facebook groups are fabulous. If the group is private/secret, an administrator (or administrative team) approves members; some even have a simple questionnaire to prove your "worthiness." For example, the Mudcrutch Farm Group questionnaire might include questions like: what's your favorite TPATH song/album? do you prefer Ron Blair or Howie Epstein on bass? how many times have you seen TPATH in concert? Here's a not TPATH-related example. I love shopping and finding cute clothes, so I joined a bunch of Facebook groups. In those groups you can: Buy clothes from retailers. Many small, local boutiques have their own groups and offer special things for group members. Buy/Trade clothes with group members. For example, if a member bought a shirt from the retailer and the shirt didn't fit, the member could sell the shirt to a different member - and the transaction is handled as friends/family via PayPal. Talk about the great deals you got at X store or online retailer Share pictures of your outfit of the day List the cute clothes you're looking for. You can add photos, files, events, and videos. And it's all private. I can't tell you how many cute clothes I've bought, and online 'friends' I've made as a result of participation in these groups and others. FB Groups are definitely places for authentic connection - just like Mudcrutch Farm.
  13. The Proud Pain of Tom Petty

    From the August 4 edition of The New Yorker -- "The Proud Pain of Tom Petty." http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/tom-petty-proud-pain
  14. Electric Guitar Death?

    Read this article earlier today, and thought it might be of interest here. As the population ages and guitars become less prominent in music, will the electric guitar eventually disappear or become a relic of the past? https://www.washingtonpost.com/classic-apps/the-slow-secret-death-of-the-electric-guitar-and-why-you-should-care/2017/06/22/5a2fce5c-2920-11e7-b605-33413c691853_story.html?utm_term=.fcf1d7320b4b