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  1. It's snowing!!!!!!!!

    Is it too early to look for signs of spring?
  2. Random Thoughts Thread

    They're not religious. They use that as a front. Don't lose hope. Yesterday's election signals the tide may be turning....blue!
  3. Random Thoughts Thread

    It still hurts so much.
  4. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    This was posted on my Facebook wall through a group called "Tom Petty Nation." I haven't been able to track down the original source, though.
  5. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    I don't know if this has been posted here yet. Dana's letter: Sending my love and a long overdue heartfelt thank you for the outpouring of love, cards, gifts, flowers, donations and your prayers. Your sentiments mean the world to me, our 3 children, and our family. I have yet to turn on a tv or computer, but I understand that most of you grieved, right along with me and those who loved him dearly; our kids- Adria, AnnaKim and Dylan, our granddaughter, Everly. Tommy’s only sibling, Bruce, his wife, kids and grandchildren, cousins, my family, the Heartbreakers; brothers of 40+ years, his longtime devoted crew and management teams, many close friends, and his amazing fans . Those who knew him well, knew he was so much more than a musical icon and amazing artist... he was a beautiful, compassionate, empathic, complicated, generous, and a very private man. He was Tommy; who was, hands down, the coolest man, friend, dad, grandfather, bandmate, brother, son, uncle, cousin, boss, lover, soulmate, husband. He loved with all he had and if you could see us now, (including his beloved dog, Ryder), you would understand how shattered and lost we all are. His beloved 10 year old yellow English lab, Ryder, is grieving with me. He holds my hand (paw in hand), and I honestly watch tears flow from his eyes. I’ve never before seen a dog cry. Losing Tommy is, by far, the most devastating event in my life. Selfishly, I wish he were here with me. With all of us. Tragically he isn't and it can only mean that we will have to turn to each other now, and learn to be strong and go on without him, our king, patriarch, fearless leader. He would want us to all remain united as friends, family, comrades...and his beloved fans-who encouraged him to keep going, to keep reaching higher and higher-please know, how much he loved and appreciated each one of you and know, he will always be with you. All of us combined gave him a forever family and the respect and admiration he deserved since he came into this world. He needed that love. No one was more deserving than TP. He was compassionate, kind, full of integrity when it came to how he lived his life and his music. Sensitive, yet tough as nails when fighting for justice. He cared about the average joe as much as as he did high profile folks, especially when they had a shared passion for the art of music, no matter what genre or what position one held as part of his team, be it touring, recording, sound mixing, producing, engineering, film, photography, critics, radio staff, management and administrative staff, business management, security, personal assistants, drivers, personal staff, radio listeners, fans, friends, so many friends, family: anyone--who shared his deep love of music, was held on high regard. Duckhead (Scott T.), Mike, Ben, Ron, Steve, Bugs (Alan W), Ryan U, Richard F., Mark C., Dean C., Queenie-Linda, Mary K, Robert S., Chris A., Bernie G, Anna M, Tony D, Randal W., Mark F., Tommy L, Randall M, Greg L, Dr. Jim, George D, Peter B, Jeff L, Olivia & Dhani H, Stevie N, Dan M, Glenn P.,Jack D & Regina S, Mimi (Dolores), Randal W., Peter B, Sean P, the Vedder’s, the Shelters, the Webb sisters, so many musician pals, too many to list here, and on and on... along with many of his closest friends, lost too soon... He enjoyed reading mail from radio show fans and jotting down their requests. He fought with all he had to keep his art, his music affordable and ticket prices fair & away from scalpers--he truly cared. He never forgot where he came from; his humble beginnings, he hated pretense + sell-outs, manufactured fame, music + film theft, all of that bullshit that pretty much killed the industry...he was a moral, humble, genuinely kind, a musical genius, a total badass who knew how to make his point, whatever tactics he pulled out of his hat... our fearless TP. Who never once sold out! ❤️ He had an amazing sense of honor and humor. A bit (lot) of cynicism and quick wit and always a ready laugh. And work wise, that he could keep a band together for over 40 years is amazing and speaks volumes about him and each member of the band. To nurture one another and cultivate creativity for that long is a testament to him and all of you. He loved each of them like brothers. As well as his crew. And their unwavering dedication to Tommy is a reflection of his love and dedication to them. He loved his family so much. Our children, Adria, AnnaKim, Dylan and our beloved granddaughter, Everly. He loved all of us, every single day and we benefited from it in every human way possible. We were truly blessed to have him love us so profoundly. He was my very best friend, my sublime soul mate, the very very best husband, a wonderful father and grandfather, brother, uncle, boss/leader, and friend. I will miss him every minute of everyday. Our lives are forever changed by his presence and love. I hope that we continue to allow that to incapsulate us and protect us. He would want that. For us to band together in love and humor. And be present. To live. He will always be with us. His music was everything to him and it will live forever in the world. We are truly blessed. Thank you for all you have given me, my love. And for your beautiful and eternal mark on the world. And thank you friends and family for your thoughtful, loving kindness and support through this incomprehensible and unbearable loss. ❤️Dana Petty💔
  6. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at. But if you're saying that Tom and the Boys knew that his (Tom's) days were numbered, I completely disagree. Especially, after reading the two recent LA Times pieces, one on Tom, and the other on the Heartbreakers.
  7. Random Thoughts Thread

    It's bittersweet, for sure. It's tough to hear his music without feeling an incredible sense of loss.
  8. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    If I were in a better mood, I could think of a dozen funny captions for that ^^ photo.
  9. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    Does anyone know the story behind this wonderful photo?
  10. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    In retrospect, we all wish he would have postponed the tour and focused on his health. I guess he just didn't want to disappoint us. I could see that he was in severe pain when he descended the stage at the Champaign, il concert on May 10. About a month later, on another site, someone posted a clip of Steve Ferrone helping Tom up a short set of stairs. Tom looked pretty miserable. Sacrificing or further compromising his health for the tour makes losing him all the more painful.
  11. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    I did read that he had injured his hip earlier this year, prior to the tour.
  12. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    I wonder it I'll make it through today without crying.
  13. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    Oh, my god, no, no. My heart is breaking.
  14. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    Oh, god, please let him be alright. Please!