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  1. chimera

    Question on Tom Petty Book

    Huzzah!
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    Tom Petty: Long or Short Hair?

    Mike told Alice (Benmont's wife) that he grew his hair out and started wearing it in dreads because he was just tired of dealing with it. If he had extensions or a hairpiece then you wouldn't be able to tell how much it's receded on top over the years, which you totally can when he takes off his hat. Tom, on the other hand, might have had extensions at one time or another, and that's totally okay if he did, IMO.
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    2019 speculation

    That's what I thought too - that the album is already completed and just waiting to be released.
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    Dirty Knobs

    That's what Mike said, that it won't be released until next year. The only thing is, since FM is going to be touring in the UK and Europe next year as well, that's where I start to wonder when it's going to happen.
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    California fires

    Absolutely terrible, those poor people.
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    California fires

    No, I mean, it's really tragic. I was wondering about Tom's house too. But yeah, unfortunately it's a fact of life here. I've come close to evacuating a few times where I live, which isn't even in a high-danger zone. My heart really aches every time for the people who lost everything. When your entire town burns to the ground, that must be such a mindfuck, I can't even imagine it.
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    Dirty Knobs

    Not friction so much as...well, just maybe an ambivalence regarding the dynamics of their relationship at times. Just my take on it. I speak from a particular experience with such things - I work with and for someone who has a creative enterprise and I have a particular role but I'm also allowed to give more of my input because I'm a creative partner. On the other hand, if I contribute something they don't like then I can't necessarily argue my point. Ultimately I have to let things go that I might have thought were the greatest ideas ever because I'm not the one in charge even though I potentially do have the power to create in that situation. So it's a delicate balance.
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    Dirty Knobs

    I think Tom's relationship with Mike and with Mike's creativity was a whole lot more complicated than we will ever know.
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    Dirty Knobs

    There's a story that, just as Tom told Mike that his solo work was too close to the Heartbreakers sound and therefore he had to insist that Mike not release it any form, he also objected to Ron and Steve's participation in DK because it was a little too close to being a full-on Sidebreakers kind of thing. The former is true but as far as the latter, I'm not certain. It's just the story I've heard/read a few times over the years from various sources. So it's nice there is some evidence of the original lineup, at least. The thing about Blue Stingrays is that the album was released as a fictional enterprise - the "truth" about the band only came out later, and since it's surf music it's completely stylistically different. Plus they never publicly performed under that moniker; so Tom couldn't have an objection to a band which didn't actually exist.
  10. chimera

    new ELO tour

    Yeah that was my problem last time (well, my main problem, anyway). Probably will be the same this time too. I really loved the Wembley Or Bust release, it's such a great show.
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    My New Book-Tom Petty And me

    Here is Jon appearing on recent episodes of Rockin' the Suburbs (who has a host with the same name as a figure much-beloved in Pettydom) to discuss the book and related topics. http://www.suburbspod.com/2018/10/29/episode-462-tom-petty-promoter-part-1/ http://www.suburbspod.com/2018/10/30/episode-463-tom-petty-promoter-part-2/
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    new ELO tour

    I'm hoping I can go see this them this time around (I wasn't able to go earlier in the year) since they're playing somewhat closer to me this time. Plus I have a hopeless crush on the bass player Lee Pomeroy (who is actually a really great prog-rock musician but this is his day job).
  13. My favorite cover version of "Eve Of Destruction" is by The Mistaken, which was a local band I followed back in college; they put out a indie-released album in 1987. Gregg Turner (their leader) later re-recorded it for a solo album in 2013; it's not quite as good but he gets a nostalgia vote from me because I know him.
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    The firing of Stan Lynch

    Stan had a song to sing both on the Strange Behavior and the Into The Great Wide Open tours; so in the 1990-1993 timeframe.
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    Let's Try to Make Southern Accents Great Again

    Adria would have been 13 at the time, I think? So the first girl looks a little too young, maybe.
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