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2013-10-20 01:36:22 PM
It was clear that summer night in 2003 in that house on Del Playa Boulevard in Isla Vista CA. Nobody knew each other, yet the power of Tom Petty had our arms interlinked and singing at the top of our lungs.
Tom Petty brings everyone together.
 
2013-10-20 01:37:11 PM
 
2013-10-20 01:39:50 PM
Free Fallin' is my favorite song of his.
 
2013-10-20 01:42:58 PM
Full Moon Fever is like a cup of chicken noodle soup. Anytime I play it, it makes me feel so good.

And if you don't like him, Don't Come Around Here No More.
 
2013-10-20 01:46:52 PM
So many good songs to pick, but I'll go with Last dance with Mary Jane. Or An American Girl. Or...
 
2013-10-20 01:47:43 PM

simplicimus: So many good songs to pick, but I'll go with Last dance with Mary Jane.


Me too.
 
2013-10-20 01:47:44 PM
Sixty-three? Odds are his scrote is free-fallin'.
 
2013-10-20 01:49:18 PM

simplicimus: So many good songs to pick, but I'll go with Last dance with Mary Jane. Or An American Girl. Or...


Idk, The Joker is one of his best tracks.
 
2013-10-20 01:49:33 PM
I like his song that sounds like his other song
 
2013-10-20 01:51:15 PM
I know him, he's famous.
 
2013-10-20 01:51:55 PM
One of my fave unsung (well...undersung) songs from his/their catalogue: Swingin'

/also (if one is allowed such a thing) one of my very most favorite promo vids originating from the 1990s.
 
2013-10-20 02:05:07 PM
I always liked his music.

Just not every 15 minutes, as classic rock radio rules state.
 
2013-10-20 02:06:04 PM
Even better  live.

Hope you have a happy b-day, Mr. P.
Thanks for the enjoyment over the last 30 years (and more beside).

/like you even know what Fark is.
 
2013-10-20 02:06:25 PM
Tom Petty fans, you should do yourself a favor and watch Running Down a Dream.

/today's my birthday too
//and snoop dogg
 
2013-10-20 02:06:41 PM
Listen to her Heart. Seriously, written to Ike Turner who was trying to put the moves on Tom's wife at the time.
 
2013-10-20 02:09:08 PM
I also liked his work with the Travelling Wilburys.
 
2013-10-20 02:12:27 PM
Alright, I've got to say, I think "genius" is overstating things a bit.  Still dig the hell out of him, though.

Happy b-day, Mr. Petty!
 
2013-10-20 02:13:33 PM
I remember an internet hoax rumor years back that Tom Petty was dead. I had a lot of fun with that.

I think, together, we could make it happen again.

/happy birthday T.P.!
 
2013-10-20 02:15:29 PM
There was a woman that shopped at the Wal-Mart in Booneville that looked just him.

Bless her heart.
 
2013-10-20 02:17:17 PM
63? Oh my my....
 
2013-10-20 02:23:01 PM

coachellette: It was clear that summer night in 2003 in that house on Del Playa Boulevard in Isla Vista CA. Nobody knew each other, yet the power of Tom Petty had our arms interlinked and singing at the top of our lungs.
Tom Petty brings everyone together.


It's intergenerational, too. Saw him at Outside Lands festival a few years back and was astounded by the number of people in their teens/early 20s were watching his show and ferociously into it.

I was also somewhat astounded by how obviously stoned Petty was when he came out for the encore. Made for some interesting lyrical passages in their marathon jam on "Gloria."
 
2013-10-20 02:35:23 PM
Saw Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on their Damn The Torpedoes Tour, in Honolulu, in 1982. Best concert I have ever seen.
 
2013-10-20 02:47:19 PM
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::nasally voice:: heeeeyy haaaaappy biiiirrrrthdaaay
 
2013-10-20 02:48:37 PM

CaptainFatass: coachellette: It was clear that summer night in 2003 in that house on Del Playa Boulevard in Isla Vista CA. Nobody knew each other, yet the power of Tom Petty had our arms interlinked and singing at the top of our lungs.
Tom Petty brings everyone together.

It's intergenerational, too. Saw him at Outside Lands festival a few years back and was astounded by the number of people in their teens/early 20s were watching his show and ferociously into it.

I was also somewhat astounded by how obviously stoned Petty was when he came out for the encore. Made for some interesting lyrical passages in their marathon jam on "Gloria."


The inaugural year. I was there too.
 
2013-10-20 02:48:58 PM

Bith Set Me Up: Full Moon Fever is like a cup of chicken noodle soup. Anytime I play it, it makes me feel so good.

And if you don't like him, Don't Come Around Here No More.


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2013-10-20 03:10:04 PM
I never trust a person who 1) lacks at least one good vice, 2) never curses, 3) abuses animals, 4) dislikes Tom Petty.

The man is a genius and a goddamn national treasure.
 
2013-10-20 03:11:07 PM
And he's a Travelin' Wilbury...

/happy birthday, Mr. P
//and  The First Four Katy Perry Albums also
///I'm all about "End of the Line"
 
2013-10-20 03:12:10 PM
Two gun slingers
 
2013-10-20 03:36:12 PM
My generation has some pretty goddamn good role models.  How 'bout you, Miley Cyrus fans?
 
2013-10-20 03:40:23 PM

Turbo Cojones: My generation has some pretty goddamn good role models.  How 'bout you, Miley Cyrus fans?


Not a fan, but aside from, partially only perception mind you, the extra selling of sex today, Lady Gaga seems like a genuinely good person.  She makes positive social statements (unless you are a bigot).

I am sure there are more, but I'm getting a little old to really delve in to the details of what artists are up to these days.
 
2013-10-20 03:44:17 PM

Turbo Cojones: My generation has some pretty goddamn good role models.  How 'bout you, Miley Cyrus fans?


I like Phineas and Ferb.
 
2013-10-20 03:44:56 PM

Turbo Cojones: My generation has some pretty goddamn good role models.  How 'bout you, Miley Cyrus fans?


Your generation is so very awesome
 
2013-10-20 03:45:38 PM
Which obviously makes you awesome too
 
2013-10-20 03:51:19 PM
63 is about 10 years younger than I would have guessed.
 
2013-10-20 04:13:30 PM
a hit that's never heard anymore....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCFAzPl1QmE
 
2013-10-20 04:19:57 PM
the travelling wilbury's first album is a great supergroup debut album.  A staple of my childhood. ("hey.... Tom Petty sounds a lot like that guy from The Wilbury's!")
You could tell they had a lot of fun making it. Great road-trip album.
 
2013-10-20 04:22:23 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: the travelling wilbury's first album is a great supergroup debut album.  A staple of my childhood. ("hey.... Tom Petty sounds a lot like that guy from The Wilbury's!")
You could tell they had a lot of fun making it. Great road-trip album.


Shame Roy Orbison died. He still had that unique voice.
 
2013-10-20 04:23:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPAwrtm-JK8

another ditty.

/Good god, did Jeff Lynne not age for a couple of decades? lol
 
2013-10-20 05:15:28 PM
No matter what happens, Tom Petty makes everything better. I've planned vacations around him and have tried to see him every year he's been on tour since about 2001. Shame his ticket prices were too expensive for me the past few years. Alas, this won't last long.

Wanting to post a favorite, but I can't.

Stand Accused of Love

Stories We Could Tell

Money Becomes King

Learning to Fly (always feels like a religious experience when I hear it live)

Thank you Tom for everything. Happy birthday.
 
2013-10-20 05:42:54 PM
I'm old enough to remember when his label tried to market him as what became known as a 'Skinny Tie, New Wave' band.
 
2013-10-20 06:12:13 PM
One of my fave tunes by him is Stop Dragging My Heart Around.
 
2013-10-20 06:16:52 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: a hit that's never heard anymore....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCFAzPl1QmE


Yes, it's hard to understand why radio stations these days won't play a song that namechecks Joe Piscopo.
 
2013-10-20 06:18:14 PM

MFAWG: I'm old enough to remember when his label tried to market him as what became known as a 'Skinny Tie, New Wave' band.


was that around the time of the "you got lucky" single ?
 
2013-10-20 06:19:59 PM
"The Night Watchman" is a great old Petty tune.
 
2013-10-20 06:20:25 PM
4 chords. Stoned. Millionaire. Amazing.
 
2013-10-20 06:22:31 PM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: 4 chords. Stoned. Millionaire. Amazing.


I've been listening to Petty since I was in my early teens. It somehow took me a decade or more to find out that he's a huge stoner lol
 
2013-10-20 06:25:33 PM
happydude45 * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-10-20 02:06:41 PM Listen to her Heart. Seriously, written to Ike Turner who was trying to put the moves on Tom's wife at the time.
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Yes. I only ever first heard this song a few years ago (very few stations play it), but it's amazing.

I love it.
 
2013-10-20 07:17:36 PM
One of my favorite songs he did was for that Ed Burns/Jennifer Aniston movie. Great track.
 
2013-10-20 07:58:14 PM
 
2013-10-20 08:02:49 PM
He (and the Heartbreakers) are on the short list of acts I wish I'd seen.
 
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