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  1. There's a Break in the Rain brought tears to my eyes. Just about the most beautiful thing I've heard in a while.
  2. Tom's voice is just sublime on this. And "have a dream on me..." Those beautiful turns of phrase that came so easily to him.
  3. From today's Chicago-Sun Times, Mike gave a little more info on the WF All the Rest release. How salivating is this?? “Fans may not have heard the last of the Heartbreakers. A coveted reissue of Petty’s 1994 album “Wildflowers” missed its 25th birthday, but an expanded project may see release this year. “One of the CDs is Tom’s demos for the record, with just himself doing all the instruments at home,” says Campbell.” https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/3/21155200/tom-petty-heartbreakers-mike-campbell-the-dirty-knobs-music
  4. I actually saw that a couple of days ago while randomly googling "Tom Petty" to see if there was any new news and did a double take. It was a bizarre non-sequitur transition between Adria's post about the p.o. box to the Maxwell House post. But I'm happy the Mudcrutch website made the news though!
  5. Except the "Paul is Dead" story was not promoted by McCartney's biographer...
  6. How could I have not seen that? Clearly I'm just getting my feet wet in this game.
  7. Alas, but his name is Axl Rose, so you'll have to work a little bit harder on your theory, as you're left with an extra 'E.' 😄
  8. Hey Hoodoo. The song I was referring to was "Stories We Could Tell" as being referenced in the title of the Zanes article "...the Story He Didn't Tell." My whole point was that it was an odd coincidence to riff on that title, which wasn't even a Petty song, in an article about Petty and Maxwell House (and how that song's writer connects back to the an older song about Maxwell House. Of course it's a reach but it's funny and kinda satisfying how the threads tie together.
  9. I followed a strange thread that ended back up at the Warren Zanes' Maxwell House story. Follow me on this one. The coincidences are kind of delicious. Last night I was listening to a live Petty version of The Stories We Can Tell on youtube. I noticed as it was finishing that there was a John Sebastian version of the tune, which I was curious about. Turns out the song was his original. I went to wikipedia to read a little more about John Sebastian. I knew he was part of the group The Lovin' Spoonful back in the '60s. It turns out they got their name from a 1964 Mississippi John Hurt song called "Coffee Blues." (Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZWqhrR5tPc ) In this song, Mississippi John Hurt sings about his love for Maxwell House coffee. It's basically a love poem to Maxwell House. I started considering that Tom, with his great appreciation for music history, was slyly and with a wink giving a shoutout to this blues song in the Zanes article. After all, both his daughters and Dana came out after to say that Tom didn't drink Maxwell House. So I figured Tom was putting on Warren Zanes and maybe it was a tip of the hat to this old Coffee Blues song. Then, when I went back to reread the Zanes Rolling Stone article, I was more than tickled at the title of piece. "Tom Petty's Biographer on the Story He Didn't Tell." (italics are mine for emphasis). The title line didn't come from a Tom Petty song but rather a song he occasionally covered. A cover song from a guy who named his band after a lyric from a song about Maxwell House coffee. It's probably all just fun coincidence, but wondering if there's a slim possibility that it was all orchestrated and that maybe even Warren Zanes was in on the joke himself. Perhaps at Tom's behest. (I'll take off my tinfoil hat now 😄)
  10. I have no doubt whatsoever that whatever material Benmont and Mike approved for release would be respectful of Tom's legacy. It's their legacy too after all. This seems more to me about family power dynamics than about "protecting Tom's musical legacy."
  11. I was there on Wednesday night, and let me just say that the show was tremendous. Benmont gave a soulful, heartfelt, tasteful performance with some really moving moments throughout the night. The venue is tiny and it was really such a treat to be 15 feet away from a legend, almost like he was playing in your living room. Also, I haven't laughed so much at a show in a while, his random thoughts and banter between the songs were gold. The American Girl was a sweet moment (video controversies aside) but the highlight for me might have been his cover of The Grateful Dead's China Doll. I'd strongly suggest taking a listen for those interested. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrvzYF-rIBo
  12. I was asked to repost here the Facebook Live event hosted by Adria and Annakim where they talked about the Best of Everything and answered submitted questions about life with their father. So here it is! Definitely worth watching... (it starts about 4 minutes in)
  13. It's from the It's Good to be King video. Go to 3:10
  14. I'm drinking the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf light roast house blend that Dana mentioned that Tom drank in the Facebook thread. The real Tom Petty brew. And it's smooth and delicious. It makes SO much more sense that he was drinking this than Maxwell House.
  15. Today, Adria and Annakim hosted a Facebook live event where they took questions and offered some really interesting and beautiful insights into how Tom was as a person and a father. (video starts about 4 minutes in) Here are a few of the takeaways: -Tom loved cereal and would eat a bowl pretty much any time of day -Tom NEVER drank Maxwell House coffee (sorry Warren Zanes) -He was obsessed with his dog -Alright for Now was a song to Annakim -Room at the Top was written during a fight between Tom and Annakim -He was a vegetarian in the last years of his life -He was a huge fan of film, especially classic films These are just a few among many other interesting and inspiring observations and vignettes from this video...
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