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2017-10-04 01:42:11 PM  
*wipes tears*
That's a sad read.

/Folks, get your hearts checked out.  Heart attacks ain't a joke.
 
2017-10-04 05:29:51 PM  
"...Ack!..."
 
2017-10-04 07:50:51 PM  
That just made me so sad
 
2017-10-04 08:11:12 PM  

raerae1980: *wipes tears*
That's a sad read.

/Folks, get your hearts checked out.  Heart attacks ain't a joke.


They're as serious as a...

...you know.

apologies
 
2017-10-04 08:21:02 PM  
RIP racecar driving dude.
 
2017-10-04 08:25:41 PM  
Wow, I wonder what he said...

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Oh, damn...

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2017-10-04 08:53:17 PM  
The part about ending if someone in the Heartbreakers died. Ugh, chills.
 
2017-10-04 08:59:58 PM  

Jadedgrl: The part about ending if someone in the Heartbreakers died. Ugh, chills.


if there's money to be had, get ready for Dom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Coming to a county fair near you.
 
2017-10-04 09:05:31 PM  
This one hit me hard. His music is in constant rotation in my stereo. I'm broken up about his death way more than I should be for someone I didn't personally know.
 
2017-10-04 09:15:14 PM  
The pics of him smiling away as recently as September 27th are very unnerving.

Been on a perpetual loop in the office since the news broke.  Holy cow, what a soundtrack.  Incredible.  My demeanor defines paradox.  Incredibly sad yet merrily whistling away.  Huge loss.  One of those ultra rare artists who has at least a modicum of appeal to a wide swath of tastes.

My wife and I became engaged a month after first seeing him together in 1999 and were with him at Summerfest in July.

Thanks for everything Tom.
 
2017-10-04 09:17:54 PM  

sarajlewis83: This one hit me hard. His music is in constant rotation in my stereo. I'm broken up about his death way more than I should be for someone I didn't personally know.


My local station was playing Tom Petty while I was driving home, then started breaking the news about him.

Typically, I will sing out loud whenever Tom Petty is playing in my car. Instead, I was sitting silently for much of my ride back.
 
2017-10-04 09:22:21 PM  

raerae1980: *wipes tears*
That's a sad read.

/Folks, get your hearts checked out.  Heart attacks ain't a joke.


Would you rather check everything you eat, how hard your heart beats, how many times you cum and think how that prolongs your life...

Or you eat/live/fark how you like and enjoyit.
 
2017-10-04 09:24:15 PM  

Incident on 57th Street: The pics of him smiling away as recently as September 27th are very unnerving.

Been on a perpetual loop in the office since the news broke.  Holy cow, what a soundtrack.  Incredible.  My demeanor defines paradox.  Incredibly sad yet merrily whistling away.  Huge loss.  One of those ultra rare artists who has at least a modicum of appeal to a wide swath of tastes.

My wife and I became engaged a month after first seeing him together in 1999 and were with him at Summerfest in July.

Thanks for everything Tom.


It's like John Lennon's murder.

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This was from his final interview, just hours before his fateful trip home.

Lennon was murdered 8 years before I was born. I think I understand how shocking that was through Tom Petty's passing.
 
2017-10-04 09:25:48 PM  
I've been listening to his music today, and it occurred to me that as sad as his death is, the man had everything- talent, success, money, fame, beautiful women,  good friends, good band mates, and loving kids.

The only thing he didn't get is a super a long life.  66 isn't a bad run though, especially given the amazing work he left behind.
 
2017-10-04 09:29:20 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Incident on 57th Street: The pics of him smiling away as recently as September 27th are very unnerving.

Been on a perpetual loop in the office since the news broke.  Holy cow, what a soundtrack.  Incredible.  My demeanor defines paradox.  Incredibly sad yet merrily whistling away.  Huge loss.  One of those ultra rare artists who has at least a modicum of appeal to a wide swath of tastes.

My wife and I became engaged a month after first seeing him together in 1999 and were with him at Summerfest in July.

Thanks for everything Tom.

It's like John Lennon's murder.

[img.fark.net image 739x542]

This was from his final interview, just hours before his fateful trip home.

Lennon was murdered 8 years before I was born. I think I understand how shocking that was through Tom Petty's passing.


No, not even close

Lennon's murder stopped the world.
 
2017-10-04 09:36:07 PM  

Unikitty: raerae1980: *wipes tears*
That's a sad read.

/Folks, get your hearts checked out.  Heart attacks ain't a joke.

Would you rather check everything you eat, how hard your heart beats, how many times you cum and think how that prolongs your life...

Or you eat/live/fark how you like and enjoyit.


Id rather you just go to a doctor and get a stress test done.
 
2017-10-04 09:49:20 PM  

Travis_Bickle: Bith Set Me Up: Incident on 57th Street: The pics of him smiling away as recently as September 27th are very unnerving.

Been on a perpetual loop in the office since the news broke.  Holy cow, what a soundtrack.  Incredible.  My demeanor defines paradox.  Incredibly sad yet merrily whistling away.  Huge loss.  One of those ultra rare artists who has at least a modicum of appeal to a wide swath of tastes.

My wife and I became engaged a month after first seeing him together in 1999 and were with him at Summerfest in July.

Thanks for everything Tom.

It's like John Lennon's murder.

[img.fark.net image 739x542]

This was from his final interview, just hours before his fateful trip home.

Lennon was murdered 8 years before I was born. I think I understand how shocking that was through Tom Petty's passing.

No, not even close

Lennon's murder stopped the world.


Have to say this.  Tom Petty was a good rock star, but he WAS 66.  It's not inconceivable that someone that age dies.  Lennon was not looking good for an old man, he was a healthy middle aged man who was known by likely half the planet and was staging a huge comeback then BOOM!  Done in the craziest way possible.
 
2017-10-04 09:49:30 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Incident on 57th Street: The pics of him smiling away as recently as September 27th are very unnerving.

Been on a perpetual loop in the office since the news broke.  Holy cow, what a soundtrack.  Incredible.  My demeanor defines paradox.  Incredibly sad yet merrily whistling away.  Huge loss.  One of those ultra rare artists who has at least a modicum of appeal to a wide swath of tastes.

My wife and I became engaged a month after first seeing him together in 1999 and were with him at Summerfest in July.

Thanks for everything Tom.

It's like John Lennon's murder.

[img.fark.net image 739x542]

This was from his final interview, just hours before his fateful trip home.

Lennon was murdered 8 years before I was born. I think I understand how shocking that was through Tom Petty's passing.


Petty's passing, while tragic, was understandable.

Lennon's murder was absolutely impossible to understand,  made more so when the details came out.  I was 19, and learned about it like everyone else, from  howard cosell.  Petty's death shocked the rock n roll world...Lennon's death stunned the world.
 
2017-10-04 09:54:58 PM  

plewis: Have to say this. Tom Petty was a good rock star, but he WAS 66. It's not inconceivable that someone that age dies. Lennon was not looking good for an old man, he was a healthy middle aged man who was known by likely half the planet and was staging a huge comeback then BOOM! Done in the craziest way possible.


This. Closest thing to Lennon's death in my lifetime may have been when Dimebag Darrell was killed on stage.
Tom Petty was great, but a 66-year old rock star who had decades of living like a rock star dying of heart failure is sad, but not shocking.
 
2017-10-04 09:55:22 PM  

Unikitty: raerae1980: *wipes tears*
That's a sad read.

/Folks, get your hearts checked out.  Heart attacks ain't a joke.

Would you rather check everything you eat, how hard your heart beats, how many times you cum and think how that prolongs your life...

Or you eat/live/fark how you like and enjoyit.


This.
 
2017-10-04 09:57:47 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Lennon was murdered 8 years before I was born.


He was an asshole. Not that he deserved to be murdered.
 
2017-10-04 09:59:28 PM  

Travis_Bickle: Lennon's murder stopped the world.


I can't FUNNY this enough.
 
2017-10-04 10:29:33 PM  
Listened to all my Tom Petty/Traveling Wilburys albums yesterday, plus best of Stevie Nicks.  Also ordered:

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2017-10-04 10:53:19 PM  
Tom Petty was a national treasure. Died way too young. But he was at an age many folks considered 'old' not very long ago. He was at full retirement age as defined by social security and he died of natural causes. John Lennon (asshole it not, hardly matters - his music was easy way behind well known) was gunned down on the street at 40 by a whack job. There's really no sense comparing the two events. Lennon had an easy quarter century of music left in him and it died on the vine.
 
2017-10-04 11:05:28 PM  

Incident on 57th Street: The pics of him smiling away as recently as September 27th are very unnerving.

Been on a perpetual loop in the office since the news broke.  Holy cow, what a soundtrack.  Incredible.  My demeanor defines paradox.  Incredibly sad yet merrily whistling away.  Huge loss.  One of those ultra rare artists who has at least a modicum of appeal to a wide swath of tastes.

My wife and I became engaged a month after first seeing him together in 1999 and were with him at Summerfest in July.

Thanks for everything Tom.


I'm with you. My wife grew up listening to his music as her soundtrack of life.

She would not be the woman she is without it, and she has the unfortunate benefit of being married to me.

Thank you Tom for helping make the perfect person to share my life with! Our son,!and hopeful new sibling to him, will know your work, your talent, your legacy, and above all else one of the greatest influences to the love of my life.
 
2017-10-04 11:14:05 PM  
I feel summer creeping in
 
2017-10-04 11:35:13 PM  

John Buck 41: Travis_Bickle: Lennon's murder stopped the world.

I can't FUNNY this enough.


Funny? You should seek help.
Your profile says you were in radio for 29 years. This is amazing to me that you were in radio and are in denial that Lennon's murder was an event that shook the world. Did you just do maintenance around the building or something?
Or did Lennon bone your mom?
/just trying to understand your irrational hate of one of the most revered and important voices in music history, and your ignorance surrounding the impact of his murder.
 
2017-10-04 11:42:58 PM  
Bowie hit me hard, but Petty's death feels personal.  Like saying goodbye to that low-key but friendly stoner uncle who always told you great stories.  You were never super close with him and you wish you had known him better, but he made your life richer.  Tom farking Petty was a true gift to all music fans.  He hardly revolutionized rock music, but not ever band has to be Radiohead.  He just made album after album of no-BS rock songs, never pretending to be anything bigger than he was.
 
2017-10-04 11:46:08 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Incident on 57th Street: The pics of him smiling away as recently as September 27th are very unnerving.

Been on a perpetual loop in the office since the news broke.  Holy cow, what a soundtrack.  Incredible.  My demeanor defines paradox.  Incredibly sad yet merrily whistling away.  Huge loss.  One of those ultra rare artists who has at least a modicum of appeal to a wide swath of tastes.

My wife and I became engaged a month after first seeing him together in 1999 and were with him at Summerfest in July.

Thanks for everything Tom.

It's like John Lennon's murder.

[img.fark.net image 739x542]

This was from his final interview, just hours before his fateful trip home.

Lennon was murdered 8 years before I was born. I think I understand how shocking that was through Tom Petty's passing.


They really weren't comparable in the least. There were worldwide vigils attended by hundreds of thousands of people crying, and singing his songs. Pick up a copy of Rolling Stone from Jan '81 with John on the cover. The entire issue is dedicated to John, and filled with quotes from world leaders, dignitaries, sports heros, musicians etc all sharing stories and expressing their grief while extolling his great influence in music and culture.
 
2017-10-05 12:32:25 AM  
*curl up on the floor and try not to cry*

"Well it's allll riiiight..."

*cry a lot*
 
2017-10-05 01:19:39 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Incident on 57th Street: The pics of him smiling away as recently as September 27th are very unnerving.

Been on a perpetual loop in the office since the news broke.  Holy cow, what a soundtrack.  Incredible.  My demeanor defines paradox.  Incredibly sad yet merrily whistling away.  Huge loss.  One of those ultra rare artists who has at least a modicum of appeal to a wide swath of tastes.

My wife and I became engaged a month after first seeing him together in 1999 and were with him at Summerfest in July.

Thanks for everything Tom.

It's like John Lennon's murder.

[img.fark.net image 739x542]

This was from his final interview, just hours before his fateful trip home.

Lennon was murdered 8 years before I was born. I think I understand how shocking that was through Tom Petty's passing.


I apparently was 7 months old when he was killed.

For some reason I always assume it was before I was born.
 
2017-10-05 01:22:35 AM  

Ebenator: Bowie hit me hard, but Petty's death feels personal.  Like saying goodbye to that low-key but friendly stoner uncle who always told you great stories.  You were never super close with him and you wish you had known him better, but he made your life richer.  Tom farking Petty was a true gift to all music fans.  He hardly revolutionized rock music, but not ever band has to be Radiohead.  He just made album after album of no-BS rock songs, never pretending to be anything bigger than he was.


Well said.

He reminds me of Neil Young for some reason.  Just a guy who anyone could have a beer or a water with, and just enjoy that moment in time.
 
2017-10-05 01:31:08 AM  
I had the opportunity to interact with him a couple of times at his house in St Augustine, Fl and listening to that interview made it seem like he hadn't changed one bit over the years. He wasn't a big rock star or anything on those occasions. Just another normal guy at home taking it easy. Still having trouble with the fact he's gone. I know when your time comes, it comes but damn...that just seems like a bit too early. Thanks for all the great music and we're going miss you, Mr. Petty.
 
2017-10-05 03:28:50 AM  

Ebenator: Bowie hit me hard, but Petty's death feels personal.  Like saying goodbye to that low-key but friendly stoner uncle who always told you great stories.  You were never super close with him and you wish you had known him better, but he made your life richer.  Tom farking Petty was a true gift to all music fans.  He hardly revolutionized rock music, but not ever band has to be Radiohead.  He just made album after album of no-BS rock songs, never pretending to be anything bigger than he was.


His music had the rare quality of both being badass and full of emotion.
 
2017-10-05 10:01:00 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Incident on 57th Street: The pics of him smiling away as recently as September 27th are very unnerving.

Been on a perpetual loop in the office since the news broke.  Holy cow, what a soundtrack.  Incredible.  My demeanor defines paradox.  Incredibly sad yet merrily whistling away.  Huge loss.  One of those ultra rare artists who has at least a modicum of appeal to a wide swath of tastes.

My wife and I became engaged a month after first seeing him together in 1999 and were with him at Summerfest in July.

Thanks for everything Tom.

It's like John Lennon's murder.

[img.fark.net image 739x542]

This was from his final interview, just hours before his fateful trip home.

Lennon was murdered 8 years before I was born. I think I understand how shocking that was through Tom Petty's passing.


No, no you don't.
 
2017-10-05 10:12:06 AM  

JohnBigBootay: There's really no sense comparing the two events. Lennon had an easy quarter century of music left in him and it died on the vine.


I think one of the most tragic was Randy Rhoads. Super talented musician but only got about 2 years in the limelight before dying in a plane crash. Most rock stars tend to be past their prime when tragedy strikes but he was just getting started.
 
2017-10-05 02:11:00 PM  

Ooba Tooba: John Buck 41: Travis_Bickle: Lennon's murder stopped the world.

I can't FUNNY this enough.

Funny? You should seek help.
Your profile says you were in radio for 29 years. This is amazing to me that you were in radio and are in denial that Lennon's murder was an event that shook the world. Did you just do maintenance around the building or something?
Or did Lennon bone your mom?
/just trying to understand your irrational hate of one of the most revered and important voices in music history, and your ignorance surrounding the impact of his murder.


Calm down. You're hysterical.
 
2017-10-05 03:43:16 PM  
I just watched a 20 minute interview he gave a few years ago, during which he fired up and burned through 6 filtered Camels.

That's not a typo.  Six.  In twenty minutes.

After seeing that?  I'm not the least surprised that he died of a cardiac event.
 
2017-10-05 07:39:32 PM  

mactheknife: I just watched a 20 minute interview he gave a few years ago, during which he fired up and burned through 6 filtered Camels.

That's not a typo.  Six.  In twenty minutes.

After seeing that?  I'm not the least surprised that he died of a cardiac event.


At least they were filtered.
 
2017-10-05 09:08:57 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Funny? You should seek help.


The OP said Lennons death 'stopped the world'. That's what I found funny. Shocked the world? Ok. Stopped? Please.

Your profile says you were in radio for 29 years. This is amazing to me that you were in radio and are in denial that Lennon's murder was an event that shook the world.


Never played a lot of Beatles and IRL wasn't a big Beatles fan. Plus he was an asshole.

Did you just do maintenance around the building or something?

On air the whole time.

Or did Lennon bone your mom?

Not as far as I know. BTW, classy. (If he did maybe it was because your mom was worthless in bed)

/just trying to understand your irrational hate of one of the most revered and important voices in music history, and your ignorance surrounding the impact of his murder.

I never said I hated him, idiot.
 
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