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    Still have a backstage pass from seeing him in the 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Still have a backstage pass from seeing him in the 80's.
    I think I'm still stoned from seeing him at the Hollywood bowl in the 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    I think I'm still stoned from seeing him at the Hollywood bowl in the 90's.
    Hollywood Bowl is cool . I also caught the Beach Boys at the Starlight Musical Theater in Indianapolis at Butler , next best thing or maybe equal.

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    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was 66. Petty's death was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, on behalf of the family.

    "On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends," Dimitriades wrote.

    On Sunday, Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home, according to TMZ, where he was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support.

    "It's shocking, crushing news," Petty's friend and Traveling Wilburys bandmate Bob Dylan tells Rolling Stone in a statement. "I thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him."

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recently completed a summer tour last Monday with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The trek marked the band's 40th anniversary and found him playing rarely played deep cuts like their first album's opener, "Rockin' Around (With You)," and a selection of Wildflowers cuts. It was intended to be his "last trip around the country." He told Rolling Stone, though, that it wasn't his intention to quit playing. "I need something to do, or I tend to be a nuisance around the house," he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    He's been brain dead for years. Another performer who ruined music fr me by injecting himself into politics.

    Bye Tom.
    When has music not been part of politics? The National Anthem? The Battle Hymn of the Republic? I wish I were in Dixie? And I don't recall you complaining about Aimee Allen's "Ron Paul" song.



    Come on. This "celebrities shouldn't be involved in politics" argument is just plain crap. Nobody is complaining that WWF superstar "Kane" (Glenn Jacobs) is running for mayor of Knoxville Tennessee as a libertarian. (If you complain then you should do a cage match with Cain.) Republicans complain about liberal celebrities getting involved in politics, then heap praise on Ted Nugent for standing up for gun rights and Hank Williams Jr. for trashing Obama. If you don't like someone's politics you don't like that person's politics. But there's absolutely nothing wrong with using the platform you have to push what you believe whatever that happens to be. To the extent that Tom Petty was antiwar I supported his politics the same way I support the politics of the Dixie Chicks. It's funny that I keep hearing idiot teocons say "The ended their career" when the truth is that the still sell out even the larger venues in Nashville, which is the country music capital of the world. (They sold out the Bridgstone Arena which is where the Predators play. Then people bought tickets to watch the re-broadcast at theaters.)

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    He was a prolific songwriter...RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    When has music not been part of politics?

    Come on. This "celebrities shouldn't be involved in politics" argument is just plain crap. ]
    First, this is a political forum. I wouldn't make the comment in GenPop. Second, celebrities have as much right to be involved as politics as anybody. But I don't emotionally or financially send aid to ISIS, and I won't financially support musicians, actors, authors, etc who openly detest every principle I believe in.

    He ran his mouth, he ruined his music for me.
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    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post



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    Tom Petty’s crusade to save rock from the cynics & fat-cats
    By Seth Mandel October 3, 2017

    Tom Petty was the right kind of cliché.

    And oh, how it hurts to write “was.”

    The classic rock icon who died Monday at 66 was the embodiment of the term. “Classic,” because he made essential music that stands the test of time, and “rock,” because while many stars say it’s all about the music, to Petty it really was. He battled the record industry time and again on behalf of fans — putting his own bottom line, and in some cases his entire career, at risk.

    On the timelessness of Petty’s catalog, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder put it best: “The first time you hear a new Tom Petty song, it sounds like a classic song,” Vedder says in Peter Bogdanovich’s epic documentary on the Heartbreakers, “Runnin’ Down a Dream.”

    Indeed, the deceptive simplicity of Petty’s hits obscures just how hollow the music world would be without them. The Roger McGuinn-meets-the-Ramones melodic energy of “You Wreck Me,” “Kings Road,” “Rebels” and “Jammin’ Me” and the bluesy tease of songs like “Breakdown” quite simply had to exist.

    Then there’s the niche Petty made for himself, the sweet-and-sour jangling of “American Girl,” “I Won’t Back Down” and “The Waiting.” And the genre-defying brilliance of his best song: “Don’t Come Around Here No More.”

    Even albums he didn’t much like himself were great. His 1999 “Echo” was a melancholy wandering through Petty’s post-divorce psyche.

    Intensely private about his personal life, Petty thinks the record rates low. But it’s strikingly beautiful and haunting at times — as in “Room at the Top,” where he croons: “I got a room at the top of the world tonight / I can see everything tonight / I got a room where everyone can have a drink and forget those things that went wrong in their life . . . I got a room at the top of the world tonight and I ain’t comin’ down.”

    But while Petty’s privacy made him misjudge some of his own tunes, it gets at the core of his greatness: It was always all about the music. And fans were the big winners.

    In 1978, Petty was already putting out hits, but his record label was sold to a larger company and Petty protested his band’s contract. His complaints went ignored so he and the band financed their next album by themselves and declared bankruptcy to get out of their contract. The label relented and renegotiated.

    It was a win for artists, and fired up Petty to make 1979’s smash “Damn the Torpedoes!” The band never looked back.

    Then in 1981, Petty found out the Heartbreakers’ next record was going to be sold for $9.98 each, a buck more than the prevailing price. The label was seeking to up its profits on Petty’s popularity, and the rest of the industry was sure to follow.

    Petty wouldn’t have it. “If we don’t take a stand, one of these days records are going to be $20,” he said at the time.

    Petty wouldn’t back down; the suits did. Another victory for the fans over the fat-cats.

    Petty never lost that edge. In the late ’80s, he was in the studio with Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds fame). One of the songs McGuinn’s label had written for McGuinn was, in Petty’s opinion, “terrible.” Petty thought it was too “commercial,” and that McGuinn was being pressured into singing a song he didn’t write and didn’t like because the label smelled a radio single.

    This, Petty told the label’s representative in the room, pointing to McGuinn, “is the man that sang ‘Turn, Turn, Turn.’ Let’s go get him a f - - - ing song.”

    As usual, the label relented. The song was dropped. “The A&R guy . . . I don’t think he understood the depth of the artist he was working with,” Petty tells Bogdanovich on “Runnin’ Down a Dream.”

    Most of all, Petty had an abiding suspicion of the mothlike hangers-on always flittering around the flame of a rock star. He complained of the misery such people brought into the band’s life when all they wanted to do was play music.

    In 1985’s “Dogs on the Run,” he sings: “She said honey ain’t it funny how a crowd gathers around anyone living life without a net? And how they’ll beg you for the answer / But it won’t ever be enough, there’s no way you could ever tell ’em it’s just dogs on the run.”

    Tom Petty was never about Tom Petty to Tom Petty. And that’s what made him indispensable.

    Sadly, he’s got a room at the top of the world tonight. And he ain’t comin’ down.
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