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Lifeshouldbesung last won the day on March 5

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  1. When are we going to get some stuff ?

    Well, Bowie knew that he was dying, and, assuming that TP didn't know what was going to happen, he/they hadn't planned for that. I imagine that it's a big shock for everyone and that it might take a while to decide how to handle this new situation and what the best thing to do might be.
  2. Way to go, Eddie:
  3. You Wreck Me, was it a hit? And other questions.

  4. You Wreck Me, was it a hit? And other questions.

    I don’t have anything to add to this thread other than I wish I was into Tom Petty in the 90s - sadly I was primarily into Blur, Pearl Jam and Nirvana and hip hop - I can’t believe I was so late to the Petty party. But at least I got there in the end Love YWM by the way. EDIT: Not that I wasn’t aware of TP - I certainly remember watching the videos for Free Fallin’ and Into the Great Wide Open and liking the songs, but clearly not enough to buy the albums, explore more and go to the gigs, until the last couple of years. Annoying.
  5. Classic Rock Video of the Day II

    Having looked through some of the previous videos I hope that this video 'qualifies' for this thread
  6. 'Don't worry Mickey, I'll protect you!'
  7. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    'It feels that way, it could just be the missing pieces that are the family's business and not ours, but it just does feel off, since there was the small time between the last show and his death. He even gave an interview during that period of time!' I totally agree that essentially none of this is our business. Having said that though, this is a famous person who was in the public domain and who we all cared about (from a distance), so it's not so strange that people might speculate or wonder about things they don't know or don't understand. But in the bigger scheme of things, yes correct, I would never feel I am owed an explanation or to be privy to any personal family secrets,, but that doesn't stop me from thinking something is, to use your word, 'off' about all this. Just not sure what it is and I may never know - and that's ok
  8. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    'Nobody really knows what happened and what was in his mind - and we never will. In reading some of the above posts, if Petty needed help climbing the stairs and walking and was in such pain, he belonged in a hospital, not on the stage.' Agree. In a way it doesn't matter anymore, but there a few loose ends that are slightly 'mysterious'.
  9. Musician biography book recommendations

    I love those two: "Small Town Talk" and "Hotel California" (Barney Hoskyns). I also really like "Never a Dull Moment" by David Hepworth. Not a biography of one band, but a great write-up in which he makes a case for 1971 being the best year in rock history. I don't agree with him about that, but it's an interesting and entertaining read all the same. "Fire and Rain" by David Browne, specifically about the year 1970 and particularly about The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, CSNY and James Taylor. It was from this book I learned that Paul Simon taught a class on songwriting in New York at the height of his fame. Imagine taking that class. And then I should also mention Lemmy's autobiography: "White Line Fever". I don't listen to his music but a friend told me I should read the book and I really liked it. EDIT: I forgot to mention Graham Nash's autobiography. It's full of interesting anecdotes but it was also sometimes an irritating read because I think Nash is incredibly full of himself and seems to take credit for everything. I don't think he's a particularly exciting songwriter or singer but he's certainly lived a full life and known a lot really interesting people, and thus has a lot of exciting anecdotes to tell. And, I also want to mention John Lydon's "Anger is an Energy". Especially the first bits about his youth are really exciting to read about. He comes across as a quite sympathetic person who's suffered a lot of hardship but still managed to make a good life for himself. Good on him. And.. Brian Eno's diary from 1995 (or is it 1996)? Currently reading Duff McKagan's autobiography, "It's so Easy". Sure, there are all the obvious rock and roll cliches which sometimes annoy me, but what I really like about it is that it describes a time that I love reading about (anytime between the 1930 to early 90s, basically before everyone was on the internet and had mobile phones, after which I think the world has become a less interesting place) and a bunch of people trying to chase and live their dreams, a subject matter I will always enjoy and appreciate, and also, he seems like a quite sympathetic and reflective person. A good combination of nostalgia and motivating go-for-your-dream-attitude. Enjoying it so far. It's in stark contrast to another Los Angeles 80/90s 'druggie' rock star autobiography, "Scar Tissue" by Anthony Kiedis, who I usually think comes across well in interviews, but in this book he just comes across like a narcissistic, self-obsessed moron (sorry!). Which makes me think, I would love to read an autobiography by John Frusciante. I have watched several YouTube videos of him talking about music and it's just so interesting what he has to say about it. Maybe he could also write something interesting about it. There are many other autobiographies/biographies that I like, but these were the ones that first came to mind. Great thread and great picks - I'm definitely inspired to read some of the other ones mentioned in this thread
  10. I Feel Like A Forgotten Song

    Here are some songs I like a lot that I don't think of as the most often mentioned: First and foremost... American Girl ... Nah, just kidding... Down South Big Weekend Self-made Man Dreamville This One's For Me Can't Stop the Sun
  11. Tom Petty: The Ultimate Music Guide

    Got mine yesterday - will read tonight while having a listening party
  12. Still listening to only Tom Petty music daily

    Hi Sweet Pandora I don't listen every day, but in patches. Some days I don't even feel like listening because I think what happened is upsetting. Having said that, I've slowly but surely been getting a lot of his albums on vinyl (until previously I only had them on CD), so that's been 'satisfying' I suppose and maybe even a little therapeutic, ie , going into a good old fashioned second hand record store and try to find the old albums, pretending I'm back a couple of decades ago buying the records when they were new and had just come out - and that TP was still around. That might sound a bit lame but it's really helped for me to approach it like that. I wish we back in the eighties or nineties, for several reasons
  13. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    Yep. It kind of added another layer of sadness. Dammit.
  14. My Husband

    All the best to you and Pete. Hope he recovers soon.
  15. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    It's such a shame. I wonder - not that it's any of my business and not pointing fingers - if anyone close to him tried to talk him out of touring. That last video of him the week before he died (going to the doctor) was sad to watch and that alone would have made me raise questions about him going on stage a few days later. I just hope it wasn't a case of, like so many other famous stars before him, him being 'enabled' because so many people depended on him financially. I feel for his daughters and band members especially - all those years with this man they clearly all adored, and then, it's all over. I agree with Shelter that the tour was unnecessary and should have been cancelled/postponed. What's the fun in playing injured anyway? Is it really worth it? Anyone who wishes him well would have understood if he cancelled because of health reasons. Either way, it's a very sad and seemingly unnecessary way to go. And yes, I agree, he probably wasn't selfish enough and possibly too concerned with pleasing others. Oh well, as the cliche goes, at least we have his music and today I shall be listening to Wildflowers