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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 06:05:39 PM  
Great concert memories at the Gorge in George. RIP
 
2017-10-02 06:05:41 PM  

Somacandra: You're not alone in that :-)


about 10-12 years ago, just a year or so (if not mere months) after George died, i was in NYC on spring morning, went to Strawberry Fields.  Just me and some other dude were there.  there were a few 8x10s of George placed on the 'IMAGINE' mosaic.  i noticed the guy was softly crying.  after he collected himself -  i was curios but didn't want to intrude - i asked him, 'why are there pictures of George there?'  the guy said, 'today is George's birthday.  he woulda turned 61 (or whatever he said) today."

anytime i want to see how a guitar sounds, "It's All Too Much" is about the first song I play.
 
2017-10-02 06:06:10 PM  
Condition has been temporarily updated to mostly dead, blaiving.
 
2017-10-02 06:06:34 PM  

shastacola: So he's not dead? Someone on my Facebook just said he's still alive and LAPD has issued a retraction.


Followed by a "...but he would've been if we'd gotten there first!"
 
2017-10-02 06:08:09 PM  

meerclarschild: brandent: I know I am going straight to hell and am d 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.


On top of that, artists like musicians share a part of their soul with you so you have a window into their thoughts and feelings, so there's that extra emotional connection. They've let you into their lives through their art.
 
2017-10-02 06:08:39 PM  

medius: if tom returns from the dead will he be the new jesus?


Naaah, there is a 3 day wait period required and no peeking allowed until Thanatos shows up. Please read the rules.
 
2017-10-02 06:08:50 PM  

rickythepenguin: Somacandra: You're not alone in that :-)

about 10-12 years ago, just a year or so (if not mere months) after George died, i was in NYC on spring morning, went to Strawberry Fields.  Just me and some other dude were there.  there were a few 8x10s of George placed on the 'IMAGINE' mosaic.  i noticed the guy was softly crying.  after he collected himself -  i was curios but didn't want to intrude - i asked him, 'why are there pictures of George there?'  the guy said, 'today is George's birthday.  he woulda turned 61 (or whatever he said) today."

anytime i want to see how a guitar sounds, "It's All Too Much" is about the first song I play.


What does he say at the beginning? "Sue your mother?" "Sue your mutt---"

?
 
2017-10-02 06:09:12 PM  
Maybe he got some reaaallly good weed and we just thought he was dead?
 
2017-10-02 06:09:39 PM  
Hloy crap, Variety and TMZ are reporting he's still alive.  Probably farked, but 'clinging to life'!
 
2017-10-02 06:10:26 PM  
Wasn't Carrie Fisher alive, then dead, then alive again, before she died?
 
2017-10-02 06:10:50 PM  
Godfarkingdammitsomuch.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - The Waiting
Youtube uMyCa35_mOg


medius: if tom returns from the dead will he be the new jesus?


His birthday's practically been a holiday for me, already.
 
2017-10-02 06:10:57 PM  

puffy999: Wasn't Carrie Fisher alive, then dead, then alive again, before she died?


I guess heart attacks do that.
 
2017-10-02 06:12:21 PM  
He was...an American guy.
 
2017-10-02 06:12:22 PM  

RJReves: Everyone dies.


That's an unsubstantiated rumor.  FAKE NEWS!
 
2017-10-02 06:13:16 PM  

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: 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


As much as can be gathered from the press, which is all garbage because of HIPAA laws and regs, Petty was taken off life support according to his valid DNR, but kept breathing. My hope is that he gets to play with his grandkids again.
 
2017-10-02 06:13:22 PM  
 
2017-10-02 06:14:15 PM  

dwrash: Well... this really really sucks.

Fairwell Tom.

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


What happened to Bobby?
F*CK!
 
2017-10-02 06:14:48 PM  
He won't be coming around here no more.
 
2017-10-02 06:16:31 PM  

kdawg7736: He won't be coming around here no more.


He possibly won't be coming around here no more.
 
2017-10-02 06:16:35 PM  
Lost my virginity to Free Falling. Unforgettable night.
 
2017-10-02 06:16:36 PM  
So great even Randy Newman gave him props as a songwriter.

/Randy Newman hates most songwriters
 
2017-10-02 06:17:15 PM  
Monty Python - "Not Dead Yet" Scene (HD)
Youtube Jdf5EXo6I68
 
2017-10-02 06:17:39 PM  

whidbey: What does he say at the beginning? "Sue your mother?" "Sue your mutt---"



Most hear it as "To your ma!" / "to Jorma!"

One theory is that he is cracking a bit of a naughty joke:  "to your ma!"  Another, which I put more credence in just because, is that he was inspired to try his hand at psychedelia following his ill-fated 1967 visit to Haight Ashbury*.  He was supposedly briefly infatuated with Jefferson Airplane and the song was his take on a 'psychedelic' song as i said.  so some claim that was his dedication/callout to the Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen:  "to Jorma!"

*he said many times in interview he was hoping to find the peace, love, and good vibes, but instead found the scene very sketchy and kinda malevolent, with dirty kids on the hustle.
 
2017-10-02 06:19:27 PM  
"I'm getting better!"
 
2017-10-02 06:20:02 PM  

whidbey: puffy999: Wasn't Carrie Fisher alive, then dead, then alive again, before she died?

I guess heart attacks do that.


Sorry, Petty did not have a heart attack AKA myocardial infarction. That issue is caused by coronary arteries not supplying oxygenated blood to the heart because of obstructions. He had cardiac arrest. That issue is caused simply by the heart muscle not beating properly. There are lots of ways to address cardiac arrest.
 
2017-10-02 06:20:38 PM  

Tom_Slick: So great even Randy Newman gave him props as a songwriter.

/Randy Newman hates most songwriters


Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot....
 
2017-10-02 06:21:36 PM  
A cardiac arrest is an unforgiving MFer.  Of the people who make it to the hospital alive, 90% of them die.
 
2017-10-02 06:21:36 PM  
It's very surreal to be listening to Tom Petty's Buried Treasure right now. Tom Petty Radio is doing tributes, but Buried Treasure is still playing his show.
 
2017-10-02 06:22:03 PM  

Delay: whidbey: puffy999: Wasn't Carrie Fisher alive, then dead, then alive again, before she died?

I guess heart attacks do that.

Sorry, Petty did not have a heart attack AKA myocardial infarction. That issue is caused by coronary arteries not supplying oxygenated blood to the heart because of obstructions. He had cardiac arrest. That issue is caused simply by the heart muscle not beating properly. There are lots of ways to address cardiac arrest.


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Hellooooooooooooooo, cardiac arrest!
 
2017-10-02 06:22:12 PM  

Delay: whidbey: puffy999: Wasn't Carrie Fisher alive, then dead, then alive again, before she died?

I guess heart attacks do that.

Sorry, Petty did not have a heart attack AKA myocardial infarction. That issue is caused by coronary arteries not supplying oxygenated blood to the heart because of obstructions. He had cardiac arrest. That issue is caused simply by the heart muscle not beating properly. There are lots of ways to address cardiac arrest.


Worrying too hard about semantics will give you a heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack.
 
2017-10-02 06:22:12 PM  

doczoidberg: This sucks. Tom Petty is one of the few old school rocker guys who everyone worships that I actually like.


There was not a single thing he ever did, musically, that sucked.

Not.  One.
 
2017-10-02 06:23:09 PM  

derpes_simplex: Hloy crap, Variety and TMZ are reporting he's still alive.  Probably farked, but 'clinging to life'!


He ain't dead! He ain't dead Sarge! His vitals are real low but he ain't dead!
 
2017-10-02 06:23:13 PM  

Mikey1969: It's very surreal to be listening to Tom Petty's Buried Treasure right now. Tom Petty Radio is doing tributes, but Buried Treasure is still playing his show.


Tom Petty radio just said they can't confirm he's dead
 
2017-10-02 06:23:22 PM  
Full Moon Fever was my divorce album.
 
2017-10-02 06:23:44 PM  
fark this day.
 
2017-10-02 06:23:49 PM  

rickythepenguin: "It's All Too Much" is about the first song I play.


A favorite of mine. I got into the Beatles, gravitated to George and read some Krsna literature, which started me on the path toward studying comparative religion as an academic. Hearing George and Tom together in the Wilburys was just amazing for me.
 
2017-10-02 06:25:05 PM  

Delay: AloysiusSnuffleupagus: 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

As much as can be gathered from the press, which is all garbage because of HIPAA laws and regs, Petty was taken off life support according to his valid DNR, but kept breathing. My hope is that he gets to play with his grandkids again.


For all comers it looks like about a 10% chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest to hospital discharge, lately.  Obviously that's not the same as recovering to back to how you were pre-cardiac arrest.

http://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/General/UCM_477263_Cardiac-Arre​s​t-Statistics.jsp
 
2017-10-02 06:25:47 PM  
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2017-10-02 06:25:57 PM  

abhorrent1: The Yattering: abhorrent1: News flash?
He has some great songs. Saw him in concert once. Most boring concert I think I've ever been to.

/Rip

Name checks out

I'm actually sobbing uncontrollably right now.


Not every concert performer lip synchs and shakes fake tits.   You need to pick your venues sweetie.
I hear Britney has a new tune out
 
2017-10-02 06:26:32 PM  

aukie: 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.


I was tripping balls that day.  I recall Bob looking like Diana Ross in a pirate costume.
 
2017-10-02 06:26:44 PM  
Of course this thread is huge but has anyone mentioned "Yer So Bad" one of his under appreciated songs.
 
2017-10-02 06:27:02 PM  
Goodbye Golden Rose.
 
2017-10-02 06:28:44 PM  

Pocket Ninja: God farking damn it. If this day gets any worse I may have to go on a rampage myself.


I started drinking at 3.  Fnck it.
 
2017-10-02 06:29:31 PM  

DVOM: A cardiac arrest is an unforgiving MFer.  Of the people who make it to the hospital alive, 90% of them die.


Nope. 25% to 40% survive. Also, Petty is relatively young. Sedentary 86 year olds die of cardiac arrest, active 66 year olds live.
 
2017-10-02 06:29:58 PM  

rickythepenguin: whidbey: What does he say at the beginning? "Sue your mother?" "Sue your mutt---"


Most hear it as "To your ma!" / "to Jorma!"

One theory is that he is cracking a bit of a naughty joke:  "to your ma!"  Another, which I put more credence in just because, is that he was inspired to try his hand at psychedelia following his ill-fated 1967 visit to Haight Ashbury*.  He was supposedly briefly infatuated with Jefferson Airplane and the song was his take on a 'psychedelic' song as i said.  so some claim that was his dedication/callout to the Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen:  "to Jorma!"

*he said many times in interview he was hoping to find the peace, love, and good vibes, but instead found the scene very sketchy and kinda malevolent, with dirty kids on the hustle.


Probably because he was hanging out at Frank Zappa's cabin in Laurel Canyon.

That just.might.give. someone that impression. :)
 
2017-10-02 06:30:46 PM  

Somacandra: rickythepenguin: "It's All Too Much" is about the first song I play.

A favorite of mine. I got into the Beatles, gravitated to George and read some Krsna literature, which started me on the path toward studying comparative religion as an academic. Hearing George and Tom together in the Wilburys was just amazing for me.


i just always dug his songs, it's just that simple.  as i got older and learned more about them, John was a great writer but some of the personal stuff bothered me, Paul of course was kinda lightweight / schmaltzy, ringo was ok.  but george was the guy i always wanted to hang out with.  he had his demons too, but he just seemed like the coolest one to me.  and when i go over my favorite beatles songs, yeah there are some John/Paul songs but George probably has more in my top 20 or whatever.

the wilburys never quite did it for me.  i liked them but i never like, overly fell in love with them.
 
2017-10-02 06:31:26 PM  
R.I.P. Tom Petty.  At least you were able to live pst 2016....which was a brutal year for musicians.
 
2017-10-02 06:31:54 PM  

rickythepenguin: Somacandra: rickythepenguin: "It's All Too Much" is about the first song I play.

A favorite of mine. I got into the Beatles, gravitated to George and read some Krsna literature, which started me on the path toward studying comparative religion as an academic. Hearing George and Tom together in the Wilburys was just amazing for me.

i just always dug his songs, it's just that simple.  as i got older and learned more about them, John was a great writer but some of the personal stuff bothered me, Paul of course was kinda lightweight / schmaltzy, ringo was ok.  but george was the guy i always wanted to hang out with.  he had his demons too, but he just seemed like the coolest one to me.  and when i go over my favorite beatles songs, yeah there are some John/Paul songs but George probably has more in my top 20 or whatever.

the wilburys never quite did it for me.  i liked them but i never like, overly fell in love with them.


George was my favorite until John died.
 
2017-10-02 06:32:10 PM  

Delay: DVOM: A cardiac arrest is an unforgiving MFer.  Of the people who make it to the hospital alive, 90% of them die.

Nope. 25% to 40% survive. Also, Petty is relatively young. Sedentary 86 year olds die of cardiac arrest, active 66 year olds live.


I think you should run that by your electro cardiologist.
 
2017-10-02 06:32:34 PM  

puffy999: Wasn't Carrie Fisher alive, then dead, then alive again, before she died?


no, you're thinking of Nikki Sixx
 
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