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(Chicago Sun-Times) NewsFlash Tom Petty's Heart Breaks   ( chicago.suntimes.com) divider line
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2017-10-02 05:42:12 PM  

whidbey: ElectricPeterTork: whidbey: ElectricPeterTork: whidbey: ElectricPeterTork: Delay: Apparently Tom Petty is alive but unconscious.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/tom-petty-found-unconscious-full-c​ardiac-arrest-191637865.html

They must've moved him to a better hospital.

Anyway, his run from '89 to '95 was a great one. He avoided the bad pop trappings of the era, even when produced by Jeff Lynne.

I can just hear the banter:

"Now come on, Jeff, no ELO bullshiat. "

Hey, don't get me wrong, I love me some ELO, but Tom Petty doing an ELO sound would make about as much sense as Kiss covering Thick as a Brick.

Traveling Wilburys gets pretty ELO'ey, especially Roy Orbison's track.

Oh, I know. But the ELO sound would've went over like a fart in church on an honest to god Tom Petty album.

It's still there. Check "Won't Back Down." Just not as obnoxious.


multi-tracked backing vocals, man.
 
2017-10-02 05:42:16 PM  

Demetrius: SiriusXM still had him DJ'ing his station after he was dead.  I know it's pre-recorded, but you'd think they'd get them message quicker and pull some quick programming changes.

Anyone in there, SiriusXM?

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The station has DJs live, who are talking to people calling in. "We're not sure we've lost Tom Petty" he said a moment ago.
 
2017-10-02 05:44:01 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: God damn it!

Best concert ever for me was at R.F.K. featuring Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and The Grateful Dead.


I was there too. 1986 I think. Tom started his set with a rockin' 'I fought the law and the law won.'
July hot; near the stage people were hosing down the crowd.
Then Dylan comes out in full leather.
Memories, we got 'em.
 
2017-10-02 05:44:10 PM  

Skarekrough: Delay: Apparently Tom Petty is alive but unconscious.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/tom-petty-found-unconscious-full-c​ardiac-arrest-191637865.html

Yeah, they pulled life support, there's no brain activity and a Chaplin was called.

That's kinda the trilogy of "maybe not now but soon" which happens after all the family have been able to say their goodbyes.

In the very off chance he lives there's not likely a whole lot going to be left of him.  Were talking Terry Schiavo territory.

He was my first big concert in a stadium way back in the early 80's.  Ticket was 20 bucks IIRC and my brother took me.  Not a bad introduction to rock and roll.


It's okay, the Chaplin is backing up

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2017-10-02 05:45:05 PM  
I was listening to Jonesy's Jukebox in my car a couple of hours ago when he broke the news about Petty having a heart attack and being placed on life support. Cried all the way home. Then I heard that Petty had died, and I cried some more. Now he might still be alive. I certainly hope so.

/longtime TP fan
 
2017-10-02 05:45:06 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Demetrius: SiriusXM still had him DJ'ing his station after he was dead.  I know it's pre-recorded, but you'd think they'd get them message quicker and pull some quick programming changes.

Anyone in there, SiriusXM?

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The station has DJs live, who are talking to people calling in. "We're not sure we've lost Tom Petty" he said a moment ago.


Jesus, first cardiac arrest, now they've lost him, too?

Someone check the stairwells or something.
 
2017-10-02 05:46:51 PM  

dinwv: whidbey: dinwv: DAMMIT!    GF and I saw Steely Dan in April (may?) and Walter Becker dies.  Saw Petty in June, he dies.  Who's next?  Hall, or Oates??

Go see Kid Rock and Ted Nugent.

Bwahaha   no shiate    I'm getting LOTS of requests.....


One bright note: thank you for not visiting my six relatives in Puerto Rico, as my aunt just texted me that they've made contact and are okay.
 
2017-10-02 05:46:52 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: What a day it must be where this isn't by far the shiattiest news I've read.

/really shiatty news though
//super shiatty
///3s


And yet ShiatHead McGhee Nugent survives.

Farking Billy Joel was right.  I guess 66 isn't really young, but I always thought/hoped Tom Mellow Man Petty would live to 100.    By all accounts he was an ace human being, especially by Rock-God standards.
 
2017-10-02 05:47:44 PM  
RIP Lucky and Luann
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2017-10-02 05:47:49 PM  
Keeping my fingers crossed. Pull through, man.
 
2017-10-02 05:48:24 PM  
Everyone dies. The way he went (living vital man one minute, gone an hour later) is vastly, IMHO, preferable to a lot of ways to go.
 
2017-10-02 05:49:24 PM  

Billy Liar: RIP Lucky and Luann
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Damn, I hadn't thought of that.

Well, the Kleinschmidt's are wiped out if Judge does his King of the Hill revival.
 
2017-10-02 05:49:36 PM  
Monty Python - "Not Dead Yet" Scene (HD)
Youtube Jdf5EXo6I68
 
2017-10-02 05:51:06 PM  

RJReves: Everyone dies.


bullshiat.  really?
 
2017-10-02 05:51:10 PM  

So he's not dead, but he's supposedly unresponsive?

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE PLEASE LIGHT THAT MAN A JOINT!

 
2017-10-02 05:51:50 PM  

Somacandra: [upload.wikimedia.org image 316x316]


CSB:  that guitar is one of the actual guitars Harrison played with the Beatles.  If I'm not mistaken he acquired it circa 1962 or so on a visit to America.  At the time, the Beatles were famous in liverpool only and hadn't even broken per se in the UK.  he came over to visit his older sister and while in America, bought a shiatload of records and a few guitars that he took back to the UK.

he gave that guitar away to a friend after the Beatles had imploded, but in his late 80s renaissance, the friend gave him back the guitar, which he played off and on in his fewer and fewer public appearances.

/why yes, George is my favorite Beatle, what gave it away?
 
2017-10-02 05:52:39 PM  

camaroash: So he's not dead, but he's supposedly unresponsive?FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE PLEASE LIGHT THAT MAN A JOINT!


Let's get to the point, let's roll another joint...
 
2017-10-02 05:52:51 PM  
Wildflowers
Youtube AldoDm2bV04
 
2017-10-02 05:53:30 PM  

medius: RJReves: Everyone dies.

bullshiat.  really?


Even Abe Vigoda.
 
2017-10-02 05:53:37 PM  
Tom Petty-When The Time Comes- WMG Copyright
Youtube qLWMv8bNOTQ
 
2017-10-02 05:54:48 PM  

RJReves: Everyone dies. The way he went (living vital man one minute, gone an hour later) is vastly, IMHO, preferable to a lot of ways to go.


What I am suggesting is, that Tom took the easy way out.
 
2017-10-02 05:55:14 PM  
Holy crap this is a shiatty day.  My wife's friend was at that concert in Vegas (she's okay) and now this.  America has hit rock bottom.
 
2017-10-02 05:55:39 PM  

mofa: One bright note: thank you for not visiting my six relatives in Puerto Rico, as my aunt just texted me that they've made contact and are okay.


That's awesome! My family was finally able to give word about a week after the storm. The not knowing is horrible.
 
2017-10-02 05:55:44 PM  

gabethegoat: well i was going to quit smoking weed this week, but i might have to roll another joint tonight in his honor. And smoke it, of course.


Let me tell you about my heart attack.
 
2017-10-02 05:56:05 PM  
Finally Together
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2017-10-02 05:56:12 PM  

RJReves: medius: RJReves: Everyone dies.

bullshiat.  really?

Even Abe Vigoda.



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Miss me yet?

 
2017-10-02 05:56:20 PM  
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Apparently 2014's Hypnotic Eye was his only #1 album in the USA.

Further proof of the relevance of streaming services and online listening.
 
2017-10-02 05:56:38 PM  
Petty will be so sorely missed, but another complete bummer is that The Heartbreakers will probably never again tour together.. and any possible future collaborations wont by the same without TP.  Holy shiat, what a farking band.  Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell won't get their own fark threads when they pass into the great beyond, but they are farking legends in their own right.  Mike Campbell is still the greatest guitar solo I've ever seen live, and I've  seen most of the all time greats.  Howie Epstein was one of those great bass players who also provided those high note backing harmonizing vocal combinations that added the sound of like 3  players by himself.   And when they added Steve Ferrone, they were farking limitless.
 
2017-10-02 05:57:04 PM  

Lochaber_Axe: Holy crap this is a shiatty day.  My wife's friend was at that concert in Vegas (she's okay) and now this.  America has hit rock bottom.


we can keep fracking, though

today in America, we are all bottoms getting hit
 
2017-10-02 05:57:24 PM  

rickythepenguin: George is my favorite Beatle


You're not alone in that :-)
 
2017-10-02 05:57:29 PM  

medius: RJReves: medius: RJReves: Everyone dies.

bullshiat.  really?

Even Abe Vigoda.


[www.abevigoda.com image 197x248]Miss me yet?


What's keith Richards status
 
2017-10-02 05:57:57 PM  
Jeff Lynne looks atbBob Dylan.

"There can be only one..."
 
2017-10-02 05:58:39 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Keeping my fingers crossed. Pull through, man.


He is at UCLA. Frankly I've seen drowning victims pull out of worse anoxia. USC, UCLA, UCSF, and Stanford have full teams ready for this type of care. There is a DNR in place, but that usually means no intubation. Hang in there Mr. Petty.
 
2017-10-02 05:58:40 PM  
 
2017-10-02 05:58:51 PM  

imauniter: medius: RJReves: medius: RJReves: Everyone dies.

bullshiat.  really?

Even Abe Vigoda.


[www.abevigoda.com image 197x248]Miss me yet?

What's keith Richards status


still a zombie
 
2017-10-02 05:59:16 PM  
Damn. Damn. Damn.
 
2017-10-02 05:59:29 PM  
if tom returns from the dead will he be the new jesus?
 
2017-10-02 05:59:33 PM  

dwrash: Well... this really really sucks.

Fairwell Tom.

This makes Jeff Lynne the last remaining Traveling Wilbury... so sad.


No. As I posted. He and Dylan have to deathmatch for it...
 
2017-10-02 06:03:05 PM  
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2017-10-02 06:03:38 PM  

Thrash Master Flash: Might not be dead yet?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cbs-news-backtracks-tom-petty-de​ath-report-clinging-life-1044972


When they say "clinging to life support", I have to imagine Tom Petty sitting there holding onto a life support machine threatening to shoot the next man who tries to take it away from him.
 
2017-10-02 06:03:40 PM  
I saw him in concert twice.  Excellent both times.
 
2017-10-02 06:03:58 PM  
Its Schrodingers Rock Star. He is both alive and dead until CBS can figure it out
 
2017-10-02 06:04:00 PM  
Saw him at the Gorge. Was sitting by this guy who was all "f*ckin' Petty this and f*ckin' Petty that" He'll always be F*ckin' Petty to me.
 
2017-10-02 06:04:08 PM  

brandent: I know I am going straight to hell and am a very bad person but I had a worse reaction to this than the Vegas thing.


No, you're not in a hand basket just now. It's actually a normal reaction to grieve for artists, musicians, etc. That's because it is tied to what you were experiencing while that artist's work was influencing your life. While the situation was  tragic, it is likely that no one whose life was lost in Las Vegas is related in your mind to your own experiences.
 
2017-10-02 06:04:18 PM  
If he has no brain activity, and he has been taken off life support, he's dead.  If he continues to live, then he must by definition have brain activity, because you need at least a functioning brainstem to breathe on your own without the machine doing it for you.

/TMYK
 
2017-10-02 06:04:41 PM  

Turbo Cojones: capt.snicklefritz: What a day it must be where this isn't by far the shiattiest news I've read.

/really shiatty news though
//super shiatty
///3s

And yet ShiatHead McGhee Nugent survives.

Farking Billy Joel was right.  I guess 66 isn't really young, but I always thought/hoped Tom Mellow Man Petty would live to 100.    By all accounts he was an ace human being, especially by Rock-God standards.


All due respect, Tom seemed like a good guy to get to see become old and really cranky.  I kinda looked forward to hearing him opine and chime in after he'd stopped touring and making music.
 
2017-10-02 06:05:13 PM  

rosy621: mofa: One bright note: thank you for not visiting my six relatives in Puerto Rico, as my aunt just texted me that they've made contact and are okay.

That's awesome! My family was finally able to give word about a week after the storm. The not knowing is horrible.


Thanks and I'm happy for you as well!
 
2017-10-02 06:05:26 PM  

jaylectricity: He's not dead yet!

https://twitter.com/Tom_Winter/status/914956203058434050

https://twitter.com/RichardBurr_DN/status/914956311187439616

https://twitter.com/wusa9/status/914954965168398343


He's only mostly dead?
 
2017-10-02 06:05:27 PM  
So he's not dead? Someone on my Facebook just said he's still alive and LAPD has issued a retraction.
 
2017-10-02 06:05:32 PM  
Blessings of peace to you, Mr. Petty, and comfort to your loved ones.
 
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