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“I hated my father long before I knew there was a word for hate…I remember hating him even when I was in diapers…I’ve been writing the story of my own life for over forty years. My own stormy autobiography has been my theme, my dilemma, my obsession, and the fly-by-night dread I bring to the […]

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“I hated my father long before I knew there was a word for hate…I remember hating him even when I was in diapers…I’ve been writing the story of my own life for over forty years. My own stormy autobiography has been my theme, my dilemma, my obsession, and the fly-by-night dread I bring to the […]

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  Success is dangerous to longevity. It’s just a dangerous thing, it’s an overwhelming thing, and used in the wrong way it’s really destructive.   Surviving that in our earliest days was—we came out of that pretty lucky. We had a lot of good people around us.  A lot of good advice. But you don’t ever […]

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I just listened to the what the  L.A. Times called “Tom Petty’s final interview”  so I guess I’m not finished yet with my string of posts on Petty. The quote comes when Grammy-winning guitarist John Jorgenson (who started out a clarinetists) came up in the conversation. “The guy’s off the map. He’s off the map, […]

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Now I’m walking this street on my own  But she’s with me everywhere I go  Yeah I found an angel, I found my place  I can only thank God it was not too late Tom Petty/Angel Dream I’ll round out a couple of weeks of posts centered around Tom Petty with a quote pulled from […]

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“Elvis Presley kicked off my love of music. That was the dream I followed.” Tom Petty Just two days ago Tom Petty helped me solve a mystery that I’d been curious about for several decades.  It’d had to do with the day when Petty was 11-year old and introduced to Elvis Presely by his Uncle Earl. […]

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Well some say life will beat you down Break your heart, steal your crown Learning to Fly, lyrics by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne “The people who make it and make it as long as [Tom] Petty has made it have to have some kind of rocket fuel driving them. I get the sense from […]

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Well some say life will beat you down Break your heart, steal your crown Learning to Fly, lyrics by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne “The people who make it and make it as long as [Tom] Petty has made it have to have some kind of rocket fuel driving them. I get the sense from […]

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“Inspiration is never really very far away if you look for it. It’s all around you, you know…. When a song comes, it’s kind of magical. You know you’re picking up some kind of signal.” Tom Petty Interview with Charlie Rose in 1999 Here’s how Petty said he wrote the song Wilflowers: “I just took […]

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I’ve listened to more Tom Petty songs in the past week than I have in any week over the past 20 years. I didn’t even know the song I Forgive It All (2016) existed until yesterday and it’s already in my top ten all-time Tom Petty songs. He performed it with members of the band (Mudcrutch) […]

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