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(The New York Times)   Tom Petty has finally gotten onto the cart   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2017-10-03 05:05:40 AM  
25 votes:

Ghastly: He was briefly Schrodinger's Musician until someone collapsed his quantum state.


He's a rock star. He came back on stage to do another encore.

Now he's on the tour bus, heading to a brand new gig somewhere. Godspeed, Tom!
2017-10-03 02:37:55 AM  
20 votes:
TFATom Petty, a songwriter who melded California rock with a deep, stubborn Southern heritage, died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 66 and had lived in Los Angeles.

So stubborn it took TWO greenlights for him to let go.
2017-10-03 02:44:48 AM  
19 votes:
I don't want him to go on the cart.  I don't feel happy.
2017-10-03 06:53:05 AM  
12 votes:
You know, I wasn't a huge Petty fan, but it's impossible to say anything bad about him, because the guy was just so goshdarn likable.  It's like if a guy in your neighborhood hit the bigtime.

Rest easy, Tom.
2017-10-03 08:31:06 AM  
10 votes:
Tom Petty being dead, then alive, then dead again is the most Tom Petty thing ever.
2017-10-03 05:35:34 AM  
10 votes:

Lorenzo Von Matterhorn: Are we positive this time?  I can't handle him dying a third time.


The waiting was the hardest part.
2017-10-03 05:22:26 AM  
10 votes:
Are we positive this time?  I can't handle him dying a third time.
2017-10-03 04:31:44 AM  
10 votes:
He was briefly Schrodinger's Musician until someone collapsed his quantum state.
2017-10-03 08:21:34 AM  
9 votes:
Loved the majority of his music.  In addition, voiced one of the characters in one of my favorite cartoons.
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RIP Lucky.  You're slipping on pee pee in heaven now.
2017-10-03 06:51:32 AM  
9 votes:
'Here's my mate!' cries George, elbowing the man next to him, turning away from John, David and Farrokh all having a vigorous discussion about weapons laws. Roy waves over a garçon and orders another round for the table. 'I hope Pete didn't give you any trouble.'
2017-10-03 07:44:36 AM  
8 votes:
Just saw a recent interview where he said this was the last big tour because he wants to spend more time with the grandkids. So sad.
2017-10-03 05:44:08 AM  
8 votes:
What a shiatshow with so many major news agencies falling all over themselves to be the one to kill him off, facts be damned.
2017-10-03 07:20:06 AM  
7 votes:
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2017-10-03 08:35:14 AM  
6 votes:
Growing up in Florida, it didn't matter if you listened to Hip-Hop, Alternative, Country, or Pop....

Everyone liked Tom Petty
2017-10-03 07:33:09 AM  
6 votes:
Damn. This one hurts. He and his music have always been there.
2017-10-03 07:05:57 AM  
6 votes:
He used to be famous..
2017-10-03 06:21:30 AM  
5 votes:

delathi: Lorenzo Von Matterhorn: Are we positive this time?  I can't handle him dying a third time.

The waiting was the hardest part.


You don't know how it feels... to be him.
2017-10-03 02:52:32 AM  
5 votes:
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down A Dream
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2017-10-03 10:07:19 PM  
4 votes:
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2017-10-03 05:10:44 PM  
4 votes:
This one hurts.

Something about the man and the band really gets to me.

Rip.
2017-10-03 03:56:09 PM  
4 votes:

Bith Set Me Up: Into The Great Wide Open was the first album I ever bought on my own.

Rock In Peace, Tom.


Mine was Siamese Dream, but wildflowers followed shortly.

Man, I'm going to miss him being alive and in the world.
2017-10-03 11:27:09 AM  
4 votes:
Holy crap I finally got an approved link.
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2017-10-03 09:50:47 AM  
4 votes:
One more thing -- on that channel a week or two ago I heard Tom talking about David Bowie, and how it was sad that he left us but he had such an amazing catalogue of music, and made such an impact with his style that you just feel like his presence is in the air still.

Obviously the same applies here -- just way too soon. :(
2017-10-03 08:48:17 AM  
4 votes:
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I know you. You're... famous.

I was.
2017-10-03 08:10:08 AM  
4 votes:
He had some trouble letting us go.

RIP, Nightwatchman.
2017-10-03 08:07:19 AM  
4 votes:
Rip good sir.

Glad he did not linger.
2017-10-03 07:45:31 AM  
4 votes:

jim32rr: Farewell Tom and R.I.P. Grab a seat in heaven, kick back and watch her walk.


This one got me.

/love that line
2017-10-03 07:42:31 AM  
4 votes:
fark! First we get stuck with Trumpenfuhrer, now we lose Tom Petty. America's going through a rough patch indeed. Love you Tom
2017-10-03 07:30:08 AM  
4 votes:
The Wilburys are one step closer to being reunited.

RIP, Tom
2017-10-03 11:28:55 PM  
3 votes:
R.I.P. :(
2017-10-03 04:39:10 PM  
3 votes:

eelee: Says he was a class act all the way and I believe him.


i knew a guy in the Navy that before he joined, lived/worked in Florida and said he had a gig as either a pool guy or a roofer, I forget.  anyways, his boss gave him some job at this big estate.  he goes there, starts slaving away in the heat, and hours later a voice calls out, "hey man, you hungry?  take a break, come on in and get something to eat or drink.  you need a break, man."

the guy looks over and it is of course, Tom Petty.  said he was kinda starstruck.  said tom was really cool and once the job was done, they shook hands and that was that.  *shrug*
2017-10-03 02:32:37 PM  
3 votes:
Into The Great Wide Open was the first album I ever bought on my own.

Rock In Peace, Tom.
2017-10-03 01:57:04 PM  
3 votes:
So when I moved to Gainesville when I was 11 (see my handle)  and growing up there through the late 80's and 90's, he was a constant in my own musical development as a pianist and guitarist. There was the growing music scene around Gainesville and UF in the 90s with bands like Sister Hazel and For Squirrels/Subrosa but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were always the very high and unreachable bar that was set for bands from Gainesville and the surrounding North/Central Fl area. He's one of those musical influences that I don't have to even think about. I know it sounds corny, but I can't explain how my own musical style is just naturally ad almost subliminally influenced by him- def more than any other artist/band.

After High School, my parents and my brother moved out to St. Augustine Fl and Tom Petty had a house that was just a block over from them and I've walked by it thousands of times on my way to the beach ramp to go surf or walk the dogs. Every time I bring friends or my wife's family home to St. Augustine, when we walk by I always say "and there's Tom Petty's house".

 I've lived in Austin TX for the last 10 years and while Austin is spoiled with great music (I'm not complaining),I guess I can draw a comparison of what Petty means to Gainesville as being the same as what Willie Nelson means to Austin. But Gainesville is such a small college town so this is just really hard to accept that he's gone and it's not like there's anyone you can replace him with.  No offense to Willie but he's lived a long ass time and people kinda expect him to go anytime. Petty wasn't that old comparatively speaking.

Sorry for the rant. No real point here just kinda writing down my extremely fond memories and what Tom Petty meant to me as an artist.
2017-10-03 11:35:17 AM  
3 votes:
Yeah and it's over before you know it
It all goes by so fast
Them bad nights take forever and the
Good nights don't ever seem to last

/I hope he found whatever he was looking for
2017-10-03 09:54:34 AM  
3 votes:

Mugato: Mugato: Can we shut up about the curse of 2006 now?

2016 that is


No.  Remember, it's already October, and we've had a few major deaths.   By this time in 2016, we were off the charts, and the fall didn't let up.

With the exception of Trump-driven insanity, we're WAY better off this year in celebrity/artist deaths than last year.  It's not even close.
2017-10-03 09:42:10 AM  
3 votes:
Held out hope but brain dead is sadly brain dead.  The silver lining was the long drawn out bit seemed to give some more time to mourn and remember.  Basically been listening to the Tom Petty SiriusXM channel non-stop, hearing musicians come on and tell stories, etc.

Can't think of a loss that would hit me harder, and I imagine for 99.9% of us, it's not because we knew him, but his music and persona made it feel like we did.  Growing up in the 80s and 90s, I remember so much of where I was when his music was playing, people who I was with, and just important times in my life punctuated by his catalog.
2017-10-03 08:24:03 AM  
3 votes:

Ghastly: He was briefly Schrodinger's Musician until someone collapsed his quantum state.


The brillance of that comment is what makes FARK worthwhile despite the PolitiFark tab
2017-10-03 11:45:58 PM  
2 votes:

eelee: Buchholz96: So when I moved to Gainesville when I was 11 (see my handle)  and growing up there through the late 80's and 90's, he was a constant in my own musical development as a pianist and guitarist. There was the growing music scene around Gainesville and UF in the 90s with bands like Sister Hazel and For Squirrels/Subrosa but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were always the very high and unreachable bar that was set for bands from Gainesville and the surrounding North/Central Fl area. He's one of those musical influences that I don't have to even think about. I know it sounds corny, but I can't explain how my own musical style is just naturally ad almost subliminally influenced by him- def more than any other artist/band.

After High School, my parents and my brother moved out to St. Augustine Fl and Tom Petty had a house that was just a block over from them and I've walked by it thousands of times on my way to the beach ramp to go surf or walk the dogs. Every time I bring friends or my wife's family home to St. Augustine, when we walk by I always say "and there's Tom Petty's house".

 I've lived in Austin TX for the last 10 years and while Austin is spoiled with great music (I'm not complaining),I guess I can draw a comparison of what Petty means to Gainesville as being the same as what Willie Nelson means to Austin. But Gainesville is such a small college town so this is just really hard to accept that he's gone and it's not like there's anyone you can replace him with.  No offense to Willie but he's lived a long ass time and people kinda expect him to go anytime. Petty wasn't that old comparatively speaking.

Sorry for the rant. No real point here just kinda writing down my extremely fond memories and what Tom Petty meant to me as an artist.

I grew up in St. Augustine and I know exactly what you mean about his music being so much a part of where you are from that you don't even think about it. There wasn't a household in 904 that didn't have a copy of Full M ...


Yep. His House was on Atlantic View at the Matanzas Street beach ramp. My parents live on Alta Vista ave which is two streets over but still the beach side of A1A. Did you see the 34th Street Graffiti wall in Gainesville today? They already have a great mural up in honor of him.
2017-10-03 10:15:35 PM  
2 votes:
So much music. Are there more than one or two songs on the album to justify by buying it?

Yes.

Thank you Tom Petty.
2017-10-03 03:49:26 PM  
2 votes:

Buchholz96: So when I moved to Gainesville when I was 11 (see my handle)  and growing up there through the late 80's and 90's, he was a constant in my own musical development as a pianist and guitarist. There was the growing music scene around Gainesville and UF in the 90s with bands like Sister Hazel and For Squirrels/Subrosa but Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were always the very high and unreachable bar that was set for bands from Gainesville and the surrounding North/Central Fl area. He's one of those musical influences that I don't have to even think about. I know it sounds corny, but I can't explain how my own musical style is just naturally ad almost subliminally influenced by him- def more than any other artist/band.

After High School, my parents and my brother moved out to St. Augustine Fl and Tom Petty had a house that was just a block over from them and I've walked by it thousands of times on my way to the beach ramp to go surf or walk the dogs. Every time I bring friends or my wife's family home to St. Augustine, when we walk by I always say "and there's Tom Petty's house".

 I've lived in Austin TX for the last 10 years and while Austin is spoiled with great music (I'm not complaining),I guess I can draw a comparison of what Petty means to Gainesville as being the same as what Willie Nelson means to Austin. But Gainesville is such a small college town so this is just really hard to accept that he's gone and it's not like there's anyone you can replace him with.  No offense to Willie but he's lived a long ass time and people kinda expect him to go anytime. Petty wasn't that old comparatively speaking.

Sorry for the rant. No real point here just kinda writing down my extremely fond memories and what Tom Petty meant to me as an artist.


I grew up in St. Augustine and I know exactly what you mean about his music being so much a part of where you are from that you don't even think about it. There wasn't a household in 904 that didn't have a copy of Full Moon Fever. He was the pride of North Florida and basically everyone knows someone who claims to have known him.

In my case, the ex Mr. eelee used to be in a band that recorded at Jimmy Devito's studio in Crescent Beach and would run into him now and again. Once he invited his (my ex's) whole band to stay and eat with them there at the studio. Don Henley was also present for whatever reason and Petty's then-wife (early 90s) brought over a huge feast for like 10 people. They smoked a couple joints after and noodled around. Says he was a class act all the way and I believe him. 

I love that you know the house, too. My Dad always used to point it out when we'd drive down A1A. It's like kind of near where that Mi Casa building is, right?
2017-10-03 11:35:55 AM  
2 votes:
I guess everything I wanted to say I said in the initial "tom petty is dead" thread but.....ehhh.  i'll say it again.  i never saw him, never made any effort to see him (he swung through town pretty much every US tour) but that said, I knew a shiatload of his songs and dug his music.  shame to see him go.

in the church band, the bandleader often has us do a memorial song when a famous musician dies;  we did "The Promised Land" when Chuck Berry checked out, spoke of a Greg Allman tune but never did it, and then when I was gone, they did some Eric Clapton song for some reason.  point being we don't just do "Jesus Is Lord" songs all the time.  so i asked the leader if if we could do a Tom Petty song sunday.  I offered "Won't Back Down" and "Learning to Fly", and it appears we're doing "Learning To Fly".

we'll try to do right by you, Tom!
2017-10-03 11:15:20 AM  
2 votes:

stan unusual: I don't want him to go on the cart.  I don't feel happy.


Me neither.
2017-10-03 10:42:48 AM  
2 votes:
I think we finally have a death of a famous dude in a band for whom the surviving members will not attempt to keep the money train rolling.
2017-10-03 10:12:06 AM  
2 votes:

Arab Lover: Mugato: Mugato: Can we shut up about the curse of 2006 now?

2016 that is

Chuck Berry, Bill Paxton, Glenn Campbell, Gregg Allman, George Romero, J Giels, Mary Tyler Moore, John Hurt, Martin Landau, Hugh Hefner, Roger Moore, Monty Hall, Jonathan Demme, Tobe Hooper, Walter Becker, Harry Dean Stanton, Frank Vincent, Chris Cornell, Jerry Lewis, Sam Shepard, Chester Bennington, Adam West, Charlie Murphy, Don Rickles, Tom Petty....???


Thankfully most on this list were old and generally lived good long lives, a couple, yea way to young.  Too young is classified as 15 years older then me and I am old (56).  Petty..too farking young.

RIP Laidback Rock Guy...
/yea I am listening to Petty now....
2017-10-03 09:56:55 AM  
2 votes:

Mugato: Mugato: Can we shut up about the curse of 2006 now?

2016 that is


Chuck Berry, Bill Paxton, Glenn Campbell, Gregg Allman, George Romero, J Giels, Mary Tyler Moore, John Hurt, Martin Landau, Hugh Hefner, Roger Moore, Monty Hall, Jonathan Demme, Tobe Hooper, Walter Becker, Harry Dean Stanton, Frank Vincent, Chris Cornell, Jerry Lewis, Sam Shepard, Chester Bennington, Adam West, Charlie Murphy, Don Rickles, Tom Petty....???
2017-10-03 09:51:46 AM  
2 votes:

Mugato: Can we shut up about the curse of 2006 now?


2016 that is
2017-10-03 09:24:29 AM  
2 votes:
This one is really hitting me hard.

RIP Tom
2017-10-03 08:49:35 AM  
2 votes:
CSB - saw Petty in 1983 in Munich.  Tom must not have played many European venues at that point, as the polite clapping after each song really seemed to piss him off.  Still put on a great show.
2017-10-03 06:38:19 AM  
2 votes:
Farewell Tom and R.I.P. Grab a seat in heaven, kick back and watch her walk.
2017-10-03 05:09:07 AM  
2 votes:
I had no idea he was 66 years old.  That was a shock to me.
2017-10-03 05:06:32 AM  
2 votes:
I guess he's running down a dream.
2017-10-03 03:34:29 AM  
2 votes:

Unbridled Apathy: skyotter: [YouTube video]

Those are no ordinary rabbits . . .


So we fixed the video labeling (briefly, sort of) and now it's more broken than before. It looks like a black sardine tin.
2017-10-03 03:24:08 AM  
2 votes:

skyotter: [YouTube video]


Those are no ordinary rabbits . . .
2017-10-03 01:23:01 PM  
1 vote:

FarkingSmurf: What a shiatshow with so many major news agencies falling all over themselves to be the one to kill him off, facts be damned.


Yeah, that 12 hours of hoping the DNR, being taken off life support, and zero brain activity would produce different results really would have helped the world.
2017-10-03 10:46:01 AM  
1 vote:
Gleeman:
Huh never realized that was Petty. Have find those online for a rewatch,

I rewatched it not too many years ago, I found it to age relatively well.  Now there's talk of a reboot but without Luanne and Lucky, I don't know.  I'll have to do some thinking next time I'm out stumpin'.
2017-10-03 10:26:08 AM  
1 vote:

Candygram4Mongo: Mugato: Can we shut up about the curse of 2006 now?

I still miss Gerald Ford.


I miss...*checks wiki for recognizable names*...Peter Boyle
2017-10-03 09:53:22 AM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Can we shut up about the curse of 2006 now?


I still miss Gerald Ford.
2017-10-03 09:48:39 AM  
1 vote:
Can we shut up about the curse of 2006 now?
2017-10-03 09:02:42 AM  
1 vote:
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RIP Petty
2017-10-03 08:39:36 AM  
1 vote:

nekom: Loved the majority of his music.  In addition, voiced one of the characters in one of my favorite cartoons.
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RIP Lucky.  You're slipping on pee pee in heaven now.


Wow. Lucky and Luanne are both dead now. Weird.
2017-10-03 08:32:21 AM  
1 vote:
He was never a great musician, but he wrote a lot of fun songs, and the world was a little better for having him in it.
2017-10-03 08:19:57 AM  
1 vote:
Good night Rebel Rocker.
2017-10-03 07:50:59 AM  
1 vote:

FarkingSmurf: What a shiatshow with so many major news agencies falling all over themselves to be the one to kill him off, facts be damned.


The early announcement was based on LAPD reports which was later retracted
2017-10-03 06:50:22 AM  
1 vote:
Boo to this.
2017-10-03 06:36:49 AM  
1 vote:
He was dead, then he wasn't dead, now he's dead again.
2017-10-03 06:36:02 AM  
1 vote:
There goes the last DJ. Fresh from his last dance with Mary Jane.

/I'm so sorry
//forgive me Tom
2017-10-03 03:31:52 AM  
1 vote:
Store him in a cool dry place.

/Apologies
 
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