Tom Petty- R.I.P.

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  1. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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  2. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Just saw the same... although it's not looking good, he's not been announced deceased, and no one aside from TMZ has reported his life support as having been discontinued. Not sure about their journalistic credibility but I hope they're wrong. Obviously it's not looking good, but he's young and I'm sure we all want him with us for many years to come.
     
  3. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Yeah, just heard on the radio that they've decided to pull life-support. Condolences going out to his family, friends, and loved ones.

    Grateful for 40+ years of great music.
     
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    There was a post on his twitter account three hours ago. No mention of it there?
     
  5. Ovibos

    Ovibos No, YOU'RE a New Member!

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    Just more bad news after this cruddy weekend.

    I cut my teeth on those trippy Tom Petty videos in the "Southern Accents" period. That 'solo' album was killer. He always managed to be innovative in such simple, elegant ways.
     
  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Just saw it confirmed by CBS. What a drag. Only had the pleasure of seeing him once, with Lenny Kravitz opening, in '88 or '89, I think. Should have caught the Wrigley Field show this year. Great song writer, gone too soon.

     
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    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    sergiodeblanc I'm a Lady, I do lady things.

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    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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    One of the greats.............
     
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    What a lousy couple of days...
     
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    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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  13. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Devastating. As many great songs as he gave us...I was hoping for so many more. What a loss.
     
  14. Tucson Thump

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    "Take me as I come cause I can't stay long."

    Profound sense of loss right now.

    "Don't Fade On Me"

    I remember you so clearly
    The first one through the door
    I return to find you drifting
    Too far from the shore

    I remember feeling this way
    You can lose it without knowing
    You wake up and you don't notice
    Which way the wind is blowing

    Don't fade
    Don't fade on me

    You were the one who made things different
    You were the one who took me in
    You were the one thing I could count on
    Above all you were my friend

    Don't fade
    Don't fade on me

    Well your clothes hang on a wire
    And the sun is overhead
    But today you are too weary
    To even leave your bed

    Was it love that took you under?
    Or did you know too much?
    Was it something you could picture?
    But never could quite touch?

    Don't fade
    Don't fade on me
     
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    Fake news! He's not dead.

    EDIT: And he's back to being really dead. RIP Tom Petty.

    He's like the Schroedinger's Cat of rock stars.
     
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    I'm totally bummed about his death. Can anyone name a better American band than Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers? If not thee best, they're certainly in the conversation.
     
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    I still don't want to believe this. For me the band occupied a certain niche that is incomparable. Onstage the band just smoked. Tom had great presence up there.
     
  20. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Nope...they are far and away #1 in my book. If you look at the list of album credits for these guys (especially Mike and Benmont), it's obvious they are highly regarded. To avoid the "who's the best" argument at this time...I will just say TP is my favorite American songwriter...ever. This one really hurts.
     
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