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(Variety)   UPDATE: Tom Petty not dead yet -- though reports of him saying, "I'm feeling better" may be just rumors   ( variety.com) divider line
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2017-10-02 07:39:23 PM  
9 votes:
Be patient, media. The waiting is the hardest part.
2017-10-02 07:29:25 PM  
7 votes:

willfullyobscure: I always hated his singing voice. nails on a chalkboard. every SINGLE time a song of his came on the radio I'd fantasize about how good it would sound if Bruce SpringSteen or Jim Morrison, or basically literally anyone that didn't sing contra alto through the squeakiest spot at the top of the bridge of their nose with the force of a thousand wet-dry vacs on full reverse were to sing it

great song writer. wish nobody ever told him he could sing


Not now, puddin. Go take a nappy nap and then later, maybe, the adults in the room will watch you perform.
2017-10-02 07:26:46 PM  
5 votes:

nekom: FlashHarry: What the fark? Don't tease us like this!

/although brain dead = dead.

Sadly this.  Brain death is clinical death.  There is no "getting better".


Yeah, try telling that to POTUS.
2017-10-02 07:16:29 PM  
5 votes:
So, just "mostly dead." Where's Miracle Max when you need him?
2017-10-02 07:18:04 PM  
4 votes:
Maybe we'll get lucky. Maybe he'll make it, pull through, and recover in time to play at the 2020 inauguration of Oprah Winfrey and Al Franken.
2017-10-02 09:15:46 PM  
3 votes:

Harlee: willfullyobscure: I always hated his singing voice. nails on a chalkboard. every SINGLE time a song of his came on the radio I'd fantasize about how good it would sound if Bruce SpringSteen or Jim Morrison, or basically literally anyone that didn't sing contra alto through the squeakiest spot at the top of the bridge of their nose with the force of a thousand wet-dry vacs on full reverse were to sing it great song writer. wish nobody ever told him he could sing Though harlee cannot imagine "I Won't Back Down" done well by anyone else. With Petty's voice it is perfection. Anyone else? Meh. Some songs are just best when done by their writers. "The Final Countdown" is one. This is another.

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2017-10-02 08:05:31 PM  
3 votes:
Call me when he's pushing up Wildflowers.
2017-10-02 07:26:02 PM  
3 votes:
So Mitch McConnell is trying to pass PettyCare?
2017-10-03 12:52:52 AM  
2 votes:
Our top story tonight..

Generalissimo Tom Petty is still dead!

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2017-10-03 12:28:21 AM  
2 votes:
'E's just restin'. Lovely plumage.
2017-10-02 10:50:46 PM  
2 votes:
There's something vaguely familiar about all this.

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2017-10-02 07:36:21 PM  
2 votes:
I think I'll go for a walk
2017-10-02 07:29:20 PM  
2 votes:

WilderKWight: Maybe we'll get lucky. Maybe he'll make it, pull through, and recover in time to play at officiate the 2020 inauguration of Oprah Winfrey and Al Franken.


I mean, let's go the whole way here.
2017-10-02 07:26:16 PM  
2 votes:
He really wants to use those 280 characters on Twitter.
2017-10-02 07:25:11 PM  
2 votes:
I always hated his singing voice. nails on a chalkboard. every SINGLE time a song of his came on the radio I'd fantasize about how good it would sound if Bruce SpringSteen or Jim Morrison, or basically literally anyone that didn't sing contra alto through the squeakiest spot at the top of the bridge of their nose with the force of a thousand wet-dry vacs on full reverse were to sing it

great song writer. wish nobody ever told him he could sing
2017-10-02 11:59:14 PM  
1 vote:

willfullyobscure: I always hated his singing voice. nails on a chalkboard. every SINGLE time a song of his came on the radio I'd fantasize about how good it would sound if Bruce SpringSteen or Jim Morrison, or basically literally anyone that didn't sing contra alto through the squeakiest spot at the top of the bridge of their nose with the force of a thousand wet-dry vacs on full reverse were to sing it

great song writer. wish nobody ever told him he could sing


He used to wash dishes and sing along to the radio and his boss would tell him how horrible his voice was. Showed that motherfarker what's what.

Also, you think Springsteen can sing better than Petty? Petty's no Mercury but I HATE Springsteen. He sounds like a drunk guy when you wake him up and tell him to get out of your bath tub.
2017-10-02 11:55:49 PM  
1 vote:

garumph: Found without a pulse. At best that means brain damage, probably on the way out. He isn't cutting more albums that's for sure.


Maybe he would if you'd farking give him a minute. He's busy right now.
2017-10-02 11:23:37 PM  
1 vote:
Schrodinger's Singer...
2017-10-02 10:51:39 PM  
1 vote:

BowtoMogul: my non medical assessment says he isn't a viable donor.


Not to you or me, but maybe Willie Nelson.
2017-10-02 10:09:34 PM  
1 vote:

Fano: Harlee: willfullyobscure: I always hated his singing voice. nails on a chalkboard. every SINGLE time a song of his came on the radio I'd fantasize about how good it would sound if Bruce SpringSteen or Jim Morrison, or basically literally anyone that didn't sing contra alto through the squeakiest spot at the top of the bridge of their nose with the force of a thousand wet-dry vacs on full reverse were to sing it

great song writer. wish nobody ever told him he could sing

Though harlee cannot imagine "I Won't Back Down" done well by anyone else. With Petty's voice it is perfection. Anyone else? Meh.

Some songs are just best when done by their writers. "The Final Countdown" is one. This is another.

I could see Johnny Cash doing it


Yeah I could definitely hear Cash doing "I Won't Back Down" but wow, I just caught the last part of this and thought you were referring to him singing "The Final Countdown."  I love the man in black however I think I would have to draw the line there.
2017-10-02 09:53:58 PM  
1 vote:

Harlee: willfullyobscure: I always hated his singing voice. nails on a chalkboard. every SINGLE time a song of his came on the radio I'd fantasize about how good it would sound if Bruce SpringSteen or Jim Morrison, or basically literally anyone that didn't sing contra alto through the squeakiest spot at the top of the bridge of their nose with the force of a thousand wet-dry vacs on full reverse were to sing it

great song writer. wish nobody ever told him he could sing

Though harlee cannot imagine "I Won't Back Down" done well by anyone else. With Petty's voice it is perfection. Anyone else? Meh.

Some songs are just best when done by their writers. "The Final Countdown" is one. This is another.


I could see Johnny Cash doing it
2017-10-02 09:33:31 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe he's going to take a year dead for tax reasons.
2017-10-02 09:00:46 PM  
1 vote:
You really can stand him up at the gates of hell and he won't back down.
2017-10-02 08:40:42 PM  
1 vote:
He's Shroedinger's Petty. He's also a good Farker and a friend to all.
2017-10-02 08:11:45 PM  
1 vote:

thanksagainandagain: willfullyobscure: I always hated his singing voice. nails on a chalkboard. every SINGLE time a song of his came on the radio I'd fantasize about how good it would sound if Bruce SpringSteen or Jim Morrison, or basically literally anyone that didn't sing contra alto through the squeakiest spot at the top of the bridge of their nose with the force of a thousand wet-dry vacs on full reverse were to sing it

great song writer. wish nobody ever told him he could sing

Not now, puddin. Go take a nappy nap and then later, maybe, the adults in the room will watch you perform.


imagine Barry White singing Free Fallin' and tell me I'm wrong again
2017-10-02 07:48:31 PM  
1 vote:
Doesn't he know how much paperwork that's gonna involve?
2017-10-02 07:42:08 PM  
1 vote:

RottenEggs: willfullyobscure: I always hated his singing voice. nails on a chalkboard. every SINGLE time a song of his came on the radio I'd fantasize about how good it would sound if Bruce SpringSteen or Jim Morrison, or basically literally anyone that didn't sing contra alto through the squeakiest spot at the top of the bridge of their nose with the force of a thousand wet-dry vacs on full reverse were to sing it

great song writer. wish nobody ever told him he could sing

Springsteen ? No !


I once described Springsteen's usual singing voice as "he has a cat up his ass fighting to get out." Now all my friends use that phrase, usually shortened to "there's that cat" when we hear one of his songs.
An exception is made for "Tunnel of Love." He left the cat out for once.
2017-10-02 07:27:23 PM  
1 vote:

harleyquinnical: I am putting no faith in him coming out of this the same.  He was in cardiac arrest for who knows how long before efforts of resuscitation were taken.  Odds are there is brain damage.  He's dead; his body just does not know it yet.


Carrie Fisher redux.
 
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