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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from franferparraga in Wildflowers (all the rest) tracks?   
    I'm glad for your sake your visitors talk about TP-related issues, even when drunk...
    Or was it a willing choice by them?  Is this perhaps a case of "your kitchen, your rules"?  Do you have a sign on fridge door "suggesting" TP-related conversational topics you might find appropriate?  I have been known to have photos around the place, the occasional framed album cover - but fridge door is where most of that stuff ends up.  Actually, just last week, a work colleague saw this image (on my laptop background) ... & asked: "Who's your hippy friend?"
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from franferparraga in Wildflowers (all the rest) tracks?   
    If in doubt, refer to Monty Python. I guess we're the scruffy crowd, in this scenario. 
     
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    Big Blue Sky reacted to Hoodoo Man in Covers of Tom Petty songs   
    came across this on Facbook today. Ron Blair doing Rebels!!
     
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from Hoodoo Man in Dirty Knobs to open for part of Chris Stapleton tour!   
    ...extra date - with added bonus of Mavis Staples!
     
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    Big Blue Sky reacted to Arete411 in September 19!!! Wreckless Abandon   
    What a gift. I have long hoped that I’d get to hear a rendition of this song stripped of its “Highway to the Danger Zone” ‘80s excess. While this isn’t quite what I expected, it is a welcome reimagining. 
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from Arete411 in September 19!!! Wreckless Abandon   
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    Big Blue Sky reacted to Hoodoo Man in 2017 Tour Trail - memories, pics, songs played   
    Three years ago today.  Going to miss this place.    Last time seeing Tom... 

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    Big Blue Sky reacted to Hoodoo Man in Out & About - Tom Petty songs - which songs and where you heard them!   
    Handle With Care is one of a few songs on the hold music while I am canceling my Gym membership.  That is unexpected.... some random agency a local place uses. Now playing Going to California by Led Zep. 😄
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from TheSameOldDrew in Covers of Tom Petty songs   
    Yeah, this isn't a cover (I know) but it's so cool that I'm popping it into this collaborative thread in this section of forum...  so when people are scrolling through all the songs they see this too... 
     
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from Hoodoo Man in September 19!!! Wreckless Abandon   
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from Arete411 in September 19!!! Wreckless Abandon   
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from Hoodoo Man in September 19!!! Wreckless Abandon   
    Happy birthday to Tomfest.  🎉🍰🍷🎉   
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    Big Blue Sky reacted to TomFest in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at the "Punk Premier"   
    Just to wrap up 1977 in Seattle for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, here is the rest of the story......
    In the paper on August 13th, there was this announcement...

    ...but then, 2 days before the show was supposed to happen.......

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    They did come back for 1 more show opening for J.Geils Band, as the rock critic mentioned......After raving about how great J. Geils Band was, here are the comments about Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers performance..


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    ....and that is the rest of the story for 1977.  I wonder what happened 1978?
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    Big Blue Sky reacted to TomFest in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at the "Punk Premier"   
    To illustrate how much the rock critic liked our band's debut performance, in his year-end "best shows of the year" review he ranked this unknown band's opening set as the #3 best show of the year.  Remarkable considering how much he disliked the headliners performance - and considering all of the amazing artists that did shows in Seattle over the course of the year.  I was at the Led Zeppelin show a couple of weeks before this show, and that one ranked #8 for him.  
     

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    Big Blue Sky reacted to TomFest in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at the "Punk Premier"   
    The Seattle Times has just recently put their old archives on-line for the first time.  I've been having fun poking around and searching for things.  This is the review of the first trip to town by this new band - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.  The Times "Rock" critic Patrick MacDonald was usually not very kind to rock bands, and he rips The Ramones to shreds here.  But he loved Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.  I wish I could say I was at this show, but I was not.  
     


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    Big Blue Sky reacted to Jay in I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS BEFORE   
    Anyone seen it before?
     
     
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    Big Blue Sky reacted to bonddm in Daddy Cool   
    Tom and Benmont get a mention in the article below.
    https://pleasekillme.com/daddy-cool/
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from Arete411 in September 19!!! Wreckless Abandon   
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from dollardime in September 19!!! Wreckless Abandon   
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    Big Blue Sky reacted to martin03345 in NEW RELEASE   
    Nice. I actually really dig the more stripped back style of it. Not as big of a fan of the unfinished lyrics and it only proves that he recycled the hell out of his verses during this time period lol. Not a bad thing but just funny seeing the evolution. Just wondering "Hey! You got Crawling Back to You in my song!"
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    Big Blue Sky got a reaction from Arete411 in TP’s family telling Trump to go to hell   
    The band usually provided interesting ideas whenever they were interviewed.  The Petty Archive is an excellent resource until the day the estate releases Heartbreakers: The Collected Thoughts in a vegan bound hardcover book.  
    So I can share the *benefits* of having obsessively read as many interviews as I can (since I was 16).  Yes for sure, Tom Petty directly discussed these topics below.  Other people here will know of other interviews too.  Go read the material too.  
    American Dream original American Dream as it changed (and as a song too, of course) Use of confederate flag - within 18 months of touring with it off Southern Accents - stopping the show, talking directly to audiences & banning its use in his concerts Use of confederate flags & role of statues in public spaces - revisited  Being in the 1% because of career earnings Police stopping cars and young men dying as an unintended consequence (& Don't Pull Me Over. ) Violence in LA during the 92 riots (& a song there too) Violence in his crowds (that snippet from them touring in Germany when he's saying the concert promoters need to stop the fighting) Being threatened with violence because of wearing long hair Growing up in a segregated community and seeing racism and how he & his friends weren't like that Incarceration rates Other people spoke of the generosity care and empathy shown by Tom & his family:
    his cousin Sadie about how TP came to the Gainesville march to help shift focus from KKK & starve them of potential press his family's generous support of homeless and disadvantaged  
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    Big Blue Sky reacted to dollardime in TP’s family telling Trump to go to hell   
    I'm trying to think of great art and eloquent words.
    A great profile of a band at work in this video, shows all Heartbreakers doing what they do best.   
     
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    Big Blue Sky reacted to martin03345 in TP’s family telling Trump to go to hell   
    Ok Boomer. Again, just because in the 60s a TV was a luxury doesn't mean that the previous day's luxury's are now necessities. Cellphones and the internet are necessities. Saying having a fridge is a necessity. Time marches on and nobody cares that you only had 3 channels. And no, wages have not kept up with inflation. Just because they've gone up, doesn't mean they've gone up at the rate to which the dollar is valued. And no, most economists aren't a secret cabal of left leaning commies, they tend to be more conservative as well.
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/08/07/for-most-us-workers-real-wages-have-barely-budged-for-decades/
    Also, when that technology grows and becomes more pervasive, it becomes cheaper too. Big screen TVs used to be thousands of dollars. Now you can't even buy a tv under 32 inches and it's only a 150 for one. Not just as demand rises but as the means of production become cheaper does the price of said goods drop as well.
    And ok, you're right, supply side economics is the proper nomenclature. Got me there! But hey, if it was so profitable, again, why haven't wages been more responsive to that growth? Why then have a great deal of jobs been outsourced to foreign nations leaving this countries industry to rot to the core? If economic growth benefits all, wouldn't a healthcare system that is actually efficient and responsive to their customers promote a healthier nation which in turn be a more productive society? Wouldn't we not all be a bunch of fat asses? Would not all be pissed off that it takes our insurance 4 months to send a bill back for a visit that by that time 95% who make it won't remember? Why are we paying for services that we won't know of until months on end after service is rendered? If someone is in dire need of healthcare are they going to turn it down if in the long run it may bankrupt them because they won't know till it's too late? These are market inefficiencies. If you want private insurance, then the price needs to be posted point of service, otherwise you're in for a ass fucking. 
    Finally on my education: when it came to economics, my professors were all apolitical. But the fact you swear to the dogma that is everything must be free market shows you truly don't know how to be flexible. Like I said, not once have I argued for a Marxist government or economy. If wanting for socialized healthcare makes me a commie, then you have no understanding of the term. Enjoy you're 5k deductible. May when the cancer hits your asshole that it tries to find God when you try to figure out how to pay for that chemo. 
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