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The five stages of runner's grief

“The waiting is the hardest part,” sang Tom Petty in his 1981 hit, a song written as he recovered from a hand injury which limited his guitar playing. 503 more words

Cormac Looney

Classic Music Review: Long After Dark by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Funny. I never cared much for Tom Petty until I left the U. S. A.

In response to the excessive experimentation of the Psychedelic Era, American rock did a 180 and went back to more traditional forms. 2,912 more words

Classic Music Reviews

Music Masterpiece: Mudcrutch

Tom Petty has been busy this past year! A biography by Warren Zanes out last November, two compilation albums out in December (Through the Cracks and Nobody’s Children… 118 more words


1321 I Need You - The Beatles (1965)

This song was written by George Harrison. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1965. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. 88 more words


CD Monday

On loan from a generous coworker. (He also loaned me a DVD copy of Runnin’ Down a Dream, the four-hour Tom Petty documentary Peter Bogdanovich made.) This is the first I’ve heard of Mudcrutch, but wouldn’t you know it, the rejuvenated Petty project just released… 81 more words


Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - American Girl (1976)


I read recently that Led Zeppelin are facing a jury trial this month over a copyright infringement. The question is whether they stole the opening chords for their 1971 song ‘Stairway to Heaven’ from the 1968 instrumental ‘Taurus’ by the band Spirit. 81 more words


Intellectual Property v. Public Domain.

Since I wrote this I have not been able to stop rolling the implications around in my mind. I was determined to keep thinking about it until I could adequately express how I’m feeling about it. 402 more words