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  1. Hoodoo Man

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    bummer. Are you talking about Owen Wilson's GF? That is Robin Tunney unless you are referring to her character name on the show. She is fetching in the video and I loved her in the Craft!
  2. Hoodoo Man

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    hey does anyone know if the diner from Swinging exists? I'm a huge fan of dinners and going to CA this week and would love to go to this place if its near LA... No doubt Tom was not an New England Corvette owner just feeling a bit surely with my last post...
  3. Hoodoo Man

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Agreed, I'm more than a little surprised Tom owned GUNS, Guns and a corvette..... Tom we hardly knew ya.... I actually really liked when Tom played Knocking on heavens door w Mudcrutch and said 'drop all the guns in the sea' so to hear he was an owner....
  4. All I can say about this is wow, just wow. The hat, the Webb Sisters and the priceless moments at about the 3:00 mark where Tom makes eye contact with the camera and then seconds later when Mike gives them a smile. I hope this performance makes the pro-shot production of the 40th Anniversary tour someday.... was OK one of the pro-shot dates I rember hearing Wriggley field and some of the CA shows were pro-shot...
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    BTW I am starting a GoFund me for the legal fees associated with my Petty Theft: contributors will get special streaming access to AllTheRest of my crimes.... Mind boggling that someone would give so little care to Tom's unpublished music that they are in some rando storage facility on a hard drive. 😢
  6. Hoodoo Man

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    Not a bit but I don't often bump into these folks in my life so its one of the ways I form my perception of somebody. As an aside, or maybe as part of this... Its kind of funny... Years ago in college, I had a friend that had a older corvette sting-ray late 70s model sporty but incredibly impractical for New England with snow and generally crappy roads. He told me anyone that owns a corvette is an A-hole (apologies to anyone on here that has one for the next part,) generally speaking this has been a truism. A year or so later I was at the beach and ran into another friend who was with me on the main drag. This gorgeous two tone 56-ish vette is rumbeling toward us, exhaust note in full glory. I look at it and say 'that's a damn nice car' and my friend says 'ya, but the owner is an a-hole.' I laughed then the car stops in front of us and the driver asks "Kirk you want a ride?" - "Nah Dad, I'm all set" is the reply. 🤣 My BIL owned one and he was a total A-hole and I've known a handful of others that were kind of jerks too. How is this related you ask? It reminds me of a story in the Zane's book (IIRC) where it talks of Tom driving his new vette to one of his friends places (Harrison?) and Roy is there along with George, they are all appreciating the new corvette and Tom pops the hood to show off the engine. After they look at it, as guys are wont to do, NONE of them could figure out how to close the hood. 😳 Now if Tom had a vette he was probably an A-hole by my general (and not real at all rule.) What struck me in reading about this, is how disconnected Tom was from the real world. I always like to think of him as a down to earth "regular Joe." But, truth be told, from the time he quit being a grounds keeper in Gainesville forward, he never really had another real job in his life. He was a rock star and eventually -after hitting a pedestrian- after seeing a UFO and trying to show Dana or Jane said UFO- he gave up driving any cars. I in all likelihood share almost nothing in common with Tom, by appearance he was a regular guy, sipping coffee in a diner in a jean jacket contemplatively drinking Maxwell House. But in reality he was drinking much better coffee, in one of his multi-million dollar homes with staff to make him dinner or coffee very disconnected to the common man and our problems making rent, getting chores done etc. None of this diminishes my love for his music or the band, its just strange how much a disconnect people have from our 'mental images' sometimes and if you don't think about it you might never realize....
  7. Hoodoo Man

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    @Shlelter no need for an apology whatsoever. I just wanted to explain my reasoning for feeling about Stan the way I do. I totally agree that people have a difficult time separating say an actor form their roles they play and find it somewhat hilarious and horribly sad at the same time when I see an actor like Geoffery from Game Of Thrones or Negan from the Walking Dead getting hate mail because the character on a show is evil. I do recall as BBS or someone posted above (Cant see who at the moment) that Scott was a dick when someone met him, but on social media, he comes off as a nice guy as does Steve. I've seen Stan on RDD and in interviews and documentaries bashing FMF and the music Tom was making and given my love for FMF it rubs me the wrong way. That said I have trouble saying if I prefer Damn the Torpedoes (Stan) to Wildflowers (Steve) as my top Petty album. I really love all the early catalog and prefer it generally speaking over the later albums (HC/Mojo/Last DJ) rank toward the middle or bottom for me and I find myself drawn to the earlier stuff LAD/TPHB/DTT) so musically its a wash where FMF would be top 5 and Echo would be as well with the older stuff and newer stuff all mixed in together. I'm having trouble getting definitive in my album rankings but its more or less a tie for WF/DTT as #1. I hope I don't come off as contemptuous against Stan, its just I don't like 'him' as I view his persona, that said I firmly feel he is an amazing drummer, musician and performer. I honestly find the discussion very interesting and don't view it as an argument of right or wrong but a discussion.
  8. Hoodoo Man

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    @Shlelter no need for an apology whatsoever. I just wanted to explain my reasoning for feeling about Stan the way I do. I totally agree that people have a difficult time separating say an actor form their roles they play and find it somewhat hilarious and horribly sad at the same time when I see an actor like Geoffery from Game Of Thrones or Negan from the Walking Dead getting hate mail because the character on a show is evil. I do recall as BBS or someone posted above (Cant see who at the moment) that Scott was a dick when someone met him, but on social media, he comes off as a nice guy as does Steve. I've seen Stan on RDD and in interviews and documentaries bashing FMF and the music Tom was making and given my love for FMF it rubs me the wrong way. That said I have trouble saying if I prefer Damn the Torpedoes (Stan) to Wildflowers (Steve) as my top Petty album. I really love all the early catalog and prefer it generally speaking over the later albums (HC/Mojo/Last DJ) rank toward the middle or bottom for me and I find myself drawn to the earlier stuff LAD/TPHB/DTT) so musically its a wash where FMF would be top 5 and Echo would be as well with the older stuff and newer stuff all mixed in together. I'm having trouble getting definitive in my album rankings but its more or less a tie for WF/DTT as #1. I hope I don't come off as contemptuous against Stan, its just I don't like 'him' as I view his persona, that said I firmly feel he is an amazing drummer, musician and performer. I honestly find the discussion very interesting and don't view it as an argument of right or wrong but a discussion.
  9. Hoodoo Man

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    @Shelterwell for me the strange this is I really like Benmont, Mike, Howie Steve and of course Tom, Scott seems like a pretty nice guy but he is definitely the most low key member and Ron Blair seems nice and grounded with a great back story on leaving the band having some anxiety about having left, learning most of the catalog and coming back when Howie passed away. Stan on the other hand for me looms large in the background as a strong presence. Not always a favorable one either based on snippets here and there, in the end, he played games with showing up for sessions and was halfway out and halfway in which is never good. Yeah he gave a solid 20 years to the band, was a founding member, sang backup before Howie had opinions on the recordings and contributed quite a bit over the years and was a very solid drummer with a lot of heart and soul. I think its his whining about what Tom wanted from him toward the end that made me feel negative towards him. I saw him live a good four or five times before Steve took over and enjoyed Psychotic Reaction and his vocals as well as IIRC he did another song live as well but there was a certain arrogance in how he carried on that made me not so much a fan of his vs Steve who as I said comes off as very affable with an amazing resume behind him playing with Clapton, the Average white band etc. so for me I'm much happier to see the New Guy play and he is also quite funny. If you watch his review of cymbals someone posted he just seems like a cool dude... My 2 cents fwiw
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    Words on the '87 Mansfield Show

    Just spotted this image on Rock the dogs FB page.... Went to listen to the show today and accidentally started the Mansfield 1999 show which was excellent! Gotta put this show on my phone so I can give it a listen soon....
  11. Just a heads up while I was browsing my local record shop last weekend I came across the vinyl album and CD combo. The Vinyl Vault does offer shipping and this was an unopened copy still factory sealed. Not sure if this is a good price or not but I dont plan to get a second copy of the LP for the CD so if anyone is interested... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mudcrutch-Extended-Play-Live-EP-CD-Tom-Petty-RARE-2008-Heartbreakers-NEW-SEALED/174055371943?epid=70975710&hash=item28868234a7:g:KZcAAOSwRqldmfYh:sc:USPSFirstClass!01886!US!-1
  12. Hoodoo Man

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    I have to be honest, i love Stan's drumming but I don't love him. I think I became a much bigger fan of the band about the time Stan was getting wrestles and doing a deep dive into the history of the band and such the last 5 years or so reading the Zane's and Zollo books I've found myself "taking sides after the divorce" with Tom. How dare Stan dislike FMF! How dare he criticize out 'dear Tommy!' Further Steve seems like such an amazing guy for the New Guy. I would LOVE to have a beer with Steve as he seems like the type of bloke who would let innocent insider stuff slip about the band and behind the scenes stuff. Seeing and hearing stories about Steve being the guy that helped Tom off stage nightly also makes me even more endeared to Steve vs Stan who left, got fired, got tired... he took it hard.. Then he just quit, let me down, dropped the ball to paraphrase... 💘 Stan has gone on to do some good things and is a great producer and a good singer to boot. Reading what the @TheSameOldDrew wrote does give me a new appreciation of Stan though, thinking of him as more of a founding father and driving force helps me come around to liking him a lot more.
  13. Hoodoo Man

    Sad News

    Its the end of the worlds as we know it and I feel fine! glad to hear you are doing so good Nurk!
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    Words on the '87 Mansfield Show

    I will add to this as time permits but here are my thought on the show.... Fist of all I was already a fan of the Del Fuegos, seeing them live really solidified them as a perennial favorite and I still listen to Boston MA more than the average person as it really brings me back to this summer. This was the band at their peak essentially, home town show and they just knocked it out of the park. (I wish there was a boot of this as well as the GA Satellites in addition to this show.) Hearing them play Don't run wild to a huge crowd before their Miller Beer commercial was a huge treat for me. I saw this band at least twice more. Once in a small park in Cape Neddick Maine and they were s%$tfaced and they sounded like hell. Saw them swigging from a bottle before they went on and the set was not nearly as good as Great Woods. I managed to catch them again in 2012 for a brief reunion tour and they were back in form for that one with Warren and Dan playing and singing like it was 1987 all over again but as an opener for an opener they were for sure top notch back in 87 and I would see them again if they reformed again in a heartbeat.* The Georgia Satellites (GAS) were also in top form and probably at their peak as well. Again their self titled debut album was and is still a favorite. I had probably seen a half dozen concerts before this show (Great White, Triumph, Pink Floyd at the very least so I had a decent baseline to judge from.) and the energy behind this set was just unbelievable. The crowd as I recall really got behind the couple of singles (battleship chains, and keep your hands to yourself) and the crowd was more than warmed up for Tom and the boys when they came on. Mind you show time was still 7:30PM and both of these bands played 30-40 minute sets before the main act hit the stage... I had lawn seats and was near the center on a blanket with my friends Kirk and Dave who had brought his new girlfriend Jenn who I'm actually friends with to today. At some point in the Satellites set Dave and Jenn went under the blanket for a long make out section (gross right? ) it got a little uncomfortable for Kirk, myself and the crowd around me as these little sixteen year old's were making a spectacle of themselves just outside of plain sight. So I quietly sprinkled them with some popcorn on the blanket... the crowd around me started laughing so I poured more on them, this got a bigger laugh and my friends were clueless to all that was going around above the blanket. A few minuets more go by and now fairly irked at them I took the rest of the movie style bucket of popcorn and dumped it on Dave's back and pressed the empty bucket down mildly hard. He immediately shoots up "what? What just happened? with the crowd around him giggling and popcorn all over him and Jenn and the reddest cheeks you have ever seen on both of their faces. They behaved for the remainder of the show. 😂🤣😂 thirty two years later and I can see it like it was last week. At some-point that evening I bought a white tour shirt that was already too small for me as it was a smallish medium. Still have the shirt in my closet, wore it for a year or so and then totally outgrew it. @MJ2LD I think the set was somewhat shorter to accommodate the Rock-N-Roll caravan triple bill as Great Woods has a more or less strict curfew as their are some homes nearby. I want to re-listen to the set by Tom before I comment further but this show really turned me into a Pettyhead and I rarely missed a show in the next thirty or so years of the band coming around to New England. Jenn and I saw Tom a few times together again with other folks over the years, wish I could have taken her to see Tom the last tour but as we both have school age kids she couldn't make it the last time. * I saw Dan Zanes as a solo artist quite a few times as he has been doing children music for the last couple of decades. Its closer to pop folk music if that makes any sense, and he is really quite listenable with or without kids in the car. Now that my kids are 14 and 16 (the age I was when I saw this show - holy crap.) we don't follow Dan anymore, but we saw him in at least 3 New England States back then and my wife and I plan to go see him again some time to relive the kids being so damn little and the dance party atmosphere. The funny thing is Dan used to do an all star show for mothers day and his Mom to benefit the Friendly kitchen so a bunch of local Boston area musicians would show up to this kids show so I met the drummer from Morphine, Laurie Sargent and a few other locals that I had listened to in the 80s while my kids wondered why Dad was geeking out as the band got on stage...😎 ** I'm really bummed as it turns out I just missed the GAS playing in MA, Dan Baird had a brush with really bad health a year or two back and seems to have recovered now. I have heard he still does a great show so check them out if you are a fan as he reunited the band and they are doing shows around the us and UK.
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    You Got Lucky---best version?

    Its weird, I have stubs for shows in 87, 89, 91,95, 08, 10, 14, 16 (Mudcrutch) and 17. I know I had floor seats for 02 at the garden as my first child was in my wife's belly for the show which I vividly recall but I cant find a stub for that show..** I don't remember sitting out any tours until after our kids came.. I think the years after 95 were the start of the awful self printed 8"x10" sheets from Ticket Master and those "stubs" for the most part I know I missed the 05 tour as my youngest was only a few months old, but I cant say I recall missing other tours.... so I might have been there * for that as a long way of answering... * I now make it a point to pay a few extra bucks to have real tickets shipped to me whenever possible due to this issue. I compiled all my stubs into a frame with the 40th anniversary pic of the band sitting on the equipment cases that was part of the HCC package and know that some stubs are missing... ** OK thinking on this some more, I remember being at a tour where The Allman Brothers opened for the boys as well as another band before them, I either went to the show in CT or Mansfield for that one. looking at Setlist FM it does not look like that was 99 so IDK 🤣😂🤣 I HATE Ticketmaster... downloading the 99 Great woods show and will put it into iTunes for a listen soon. *** OK I have listened to the show as I recall the error in the folder calling the show as "Mansfield PA" instead of MA.... will listen again...
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