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    Tom's childhood home might be becoming a museum!

    Hi y'all, the thread started to split, with a second thread on exactly the same topic. Which is fine, no big deal. May as well cluster it all on one thread, if that's cool with everyone. Arete noticed that this was all go, donations... And then updated us to say no, looks like it's on hold. From the website mentioned above. They provided the (non-creepy) image of The House. Help Preserve the Petty House Welcome and thank you for taking the time to stop by and support the effort to purchase and preserve the Petty Family Home and Tom's legacy. At this time Kevin Beauchamp, the contract holder, has exited his agreement with the Gainesville Music History Foundation Inc. by offering to give his rights to purchase the Petty Family Home to the Petty Family, which at this time does not involve our Foundation. If the Petty family wishes to purchase the home we are in favor of that and support their buying it. Things may change moving forward. If so, we will make an announcement. We had agreed to provide the $20,000 deposit due on the contract this Thursday and that is now on hold until we hear what transpires. So in the mean time we have paused the donation campaign. We will contact each of the people individually who have so kindly donated to the project out of the goodness in their hearts thus far, and we thank them. Please look for news moving forward. Thank you....
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    Wildflowers BOX set and Filmore release potential!

    Very punny... Here's a link to some older, happier news from golden era before stuff hit fan... from, um, dunno, maybe 6 months ago? Interview with Rick Rubin on Broken Record podcast. If link doesn't happen to work, you can find this wherever you access podcasts. (This has very possibly already been posted somewhere here. Maybe even by me. ) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/broken-record/e/57883752 Recording Mary Jane's Last Dance and Greatest Hits Songs (lots of covers) being recorded & used soon afterwards in Playback boxset. Interviewer is puzzled: Music versus writing ... With writing, everything is used. With music, it seems okay to create / record but then discard? Wtf? Rubin responds with interesting ideas about creative process. Tom Petty's project of creating album of songs from Wildflowers sessions (i.e. what folks like us are calling All The Rest.) Rubin talks about those songs as being selected & mixed & the album as a finished thing. Interviewer saying he & Rubin listened to the as-yet-unreleased album via Rubin's mobile phone. (So, disclaimer, I'm joking, obviously, this is not what I'm planning to do.) Plan - access Rick Rubin's phone and liberate All The Rest.
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    Help make Tom Petty's childhood home a museum

    From the website mentioned above. Help Preserve the Petty House Welcome and thank you for taking the time to stop by and support the effort to purchase and preserve the Petty Family Home and Tom's legacy. At this time Kevin Beauchamp, the contract holder, has exited his agreement with the Gainesville Music History Foundation Inc. by offering to give his rights to purchase the Petty Family Home to the Petty Family, which at this time does not involve our Foundation. If the Petty family wishes to purchase the home we are in favor of that and support their buying it. Things may change moving forward. If so, we will make an announcement. We had agreed to provide the $20,000 deposit due on the contract this Thursday and that is now on hold until we hear what transpires. So in the mean time we have paused the donation campaign. We will contact each of the people individually who have so kindly donated to the project out of the goodness in their hearts thus far, and we thank them. Please look for news moving forward. Thank you....
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    F Mac in Europe 2019

    Here's Mike Campbell looking happy in a YouTube post. Dublin this week... Neil Finn has green scarf πŸ’š The footage is simply terrible (I feel sea-sick just watching) but every now & again Mike's in focus. When he is, it's all worthwhile.
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    Rock N Roll Drive-In

    I agreeeee! ...he makes the whole process so fascinating. I watched this during a holiday break & loved it every second of it - just like you say, don't miss a second. For some reason the dogs even sat beside me and watched it too. (Probably in hope of food πŸ˜„) This is even though I have never set foot in studio (& never will except on a tourist guided-tour or something).
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    Ben's section?

    Maybe "Benmont's Boogie" could be in there as subsection's subheading?
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    What Music Are You Listening To Right Now?

    ... J masculine (haha, autocorrect)... J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. filmed about 5 years ago.
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    Photo of the Day IV: Don't it feel like Heaven

    3 posters from Gainesville years. Source = Petty Archives (of course)
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    Tom's childhood home might be becoming a museum!

    For some reason this makes me belly-laugh (though in a perfectly normal way - thank you very much)! When I was in my 20s, we rented a historic house beside a Saturday market. Buskers (ranging in talent & skill) outside our window from 6am were painful. One busker played blues at mid-morning = a joy. So tourists incessantly taking photos of the lovely house were no big deal by comparison. We tried to have empathy, as it was mainly just on Saturdays. Shut the lace curtains. Repeatedly cleared all their discarded milkshake & kebab sticks & crepe wrappers (from inside our fence) every couple of hours so rubbish wouldn't fester. Our "we're wearing sunglasses & ignoring you" images are doubtless photo bombing many, many, tourist images. ...so, hey, Gainesville people, just you try buskers from dawn outside your Petty house / musical museum! Then tell us how you feel about drive-by photos. I do love idea of museum to honour the past and encourage the present and future musical heritage. They do need to invest in planning approval & a management strategy. It's not just red-tape & paperwork - it helps long term success. Or the neighbours' peace will be shattered all down the street ...parking in a residential area ... issues of long-term funding ...protecting historical sites from being even slightly tacky ...finding real stuff to put on display behind the velvet rope ...finding ways to stop visitors touching / stealing that stuff... Maybe people will pay to see Tom's childhood bathroom & 1950s pink tiles? Maybe Gainesville's central music museum could be somewhere else with a better layout & design & an interesting collection of music stuff. They could maybe then maintain childhood homes / venues (for those fabulous Gainesville musicians) as brief stops in organised museum tours. Still, I'm gonna say, there's a Bob Dylan story that may put all this in the shade. From my memory: someone wanted to buy Bob's childhood home in Hibbing, but owners repeatedly refused for 20 years. They were there first. Potential buyer didn't give up, instead buying the house next door - and living there. Whether anyone stared longingly over the fence is & in through the Zimmerman windows every night for 20 years is not reported. On a more cheerful note, I recently read a novel called Dumplin' - 2 main characters are teenage girls who both love Dolly Parton & her music. One is on a first date & no surprise, mentions Dolly, so her date asks her about being a die-hard Dolly Parton fan. I feel an intense loyalty to her that I can't shake. "Okay, so here's the deal: yes. I am a huge Dolly Parton fan. But here's something you have to understand about Dolly Parton fans: we're nuts. And since there's a high level of crazy amongst us all, I am, in comparison, not as batshit as most. [....] "Okay," he says. His brow crinkles together, and I can see he's really making an effort to understand. "Okay, but on, like, a scale of one to ten?" "On a scale of one to ten, ten being total nut job, I guess Ellen and I would be fours. Maybe fives? Mrs Dryver is a total eight, but not quite a nine because she hasn't had plastic surgery. Yet."
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    Random Thoughts Thread

    Hi Tomfest, How's your front garden maple tree doing now the murderous snow's gone? Can you provide a 6-months-later update?
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    TP in new Elvis Doc

    Related... https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/tom-petty-picks-elvis-presley-songs-that-influenced-his-music-201076 Basically, Rolling Stone asked Tom Petty & so he listed his 10 Favorite Elvis Presley Songs: 01.'That's All Right' - 1954 02.'Baby, Let's Play House' - 1955 03.'Heartbreak Hotel' 1956 04.'Hound Dog' - 1956 05.'Mean Woman Blues' - 1957 06.'One Night' 1958 07.'Santa Claus Is Back In Town' - 1957 08.'Can't Help Falling In Love' - 1961 09.'A Mess Of Blues' - 1960 10.'(Marie's The Name Of) His Latest Flame' - 1961 You seem pretty certain. Evidence please... Can you maybe create a little bit of footage showing what you mean about them re-running the closing credits to accompany Wooden Heart? Or describe the moment to look out for? FYI it's actually not listed in IMBD ("Tom Petty's music that's used in soundtracks" part of his IMBD entry) & that's usually pretty comprehensive.
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    TP in new Elvis Doc

    You can say that again! Guest lecturer: Tom Petty, PhD. Area of expertise: all things Elvis. Bruce Springsteen too.
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    TP in new Elvis Doc

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    TP in new Elvis Doc

    Hello! Bump. Watched this on DVD during weekend & very much enjoyed the experience. A lot of people (as well asTom Petty) contribute ideas & opinions & analysis. Whoever created this (editors? directors?) weave these all together into a shared conversational narrative over the footage of Elvis. (Not just one person narrating plus some extra experts.) Bruce, Priscilla, Tom, everyone else, we hear you have much to say on the topic of Elvis' music? Here's your chance to really get into it. They go deep. Fascinating. Question for you all. Wooden Heart plays as one of the final songs as the documentary wraps up. Who's playing - Elvis πŸ‘‘or Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' πŸ’˜cover? (Without checking google or the DVD case, I'm betting it's TPATH. Actually, I sat bolt upright on the sofa! But I don't have keenly-trained musician ears.) Sure, okay, cover's on soundtrack cd as discussed above. But which version plays in the actual documentary?
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    NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO for Crystal river live!!!

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