RIP Tom Petty and Country Music and Gun Control

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RIP Tom Petty and Country Music and Gun Control

Postby steban » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:48 pm

What a way to begin the week! After all the hurricanes, after all the bellicosity with North Korea, we have the worst mass shooting in history in Vegas at a country music concert, and then Tom passes away.

He was a couple years older than me, and a fellow central Floridian. I remember my college roommate bringing home the first album I'd heard of his. It was so much like the Byrds, I thought then, and it was in many ways. However, he managed to have a style of his own and a penchant for writing catchy songs, and he claimed a solid spot alongside the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd in early Southern Rock.

Hey, we even covered his song here with a large collaboration way back when we were Audiorefugees.com. It was actually very good, even I was on it for a few seconds.

It could even be claimed our first site name was partly inspired by his song, You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee, as we felt like audio refugees from GarageBand.com and then AudioVillage.com. You can hear the song here now, just search for refugee.

I had always dreamed of Tom joining our site on some honorary level, to be honest. That's not going to happen, but in spirit he already is. We love you, Tom.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty and Country Music and Gun Control

Postby zxyz » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:22 am

Damn.. Ole Tom's dead .. I cant keep up .. // that sucks.. RIP Tom .. after my divorce and my move back to florida I'm lost ... the hurricanes hit and WTF.. You're a native Floridian dude? I grew up here and I moved back.... looking for a band but no luck... My Mom and my aunt are the only family here left ... soooo alone now ....... How are you Stebs? .. Looks like this place is a ghost- ville now ........ party time woo hoo :beer: lol ...
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Re: RIP Tom Petty and Country Music and Gun Control

Postby Ailwyn Rees » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:54 pm

zxyz wrote:Looks like this place is a ghost- ville now ........ party time woo hoo :beer: lol ...


I like it here... It's quiet and I like ghosts!
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Re: RIP Tom Petty and Country Music and Gun Control

Postby cjdenecia » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:56 pm

zxyz wrote:Damn.. Ole Tom's dead .. I cant keep up .. // that sucks.. RIP Tom .. after my divorce and my move back to florida I'm lost ... the hurricanes hit and WTF.. You're a native Floridian dude? I grew up here and I moved back.... looking for a band but no luck... My Mom and my aunt are the only family here left ... soooo alone now ....... How are you Stebs? .. Looks like this place is a ghost- ville now ........ party time woo hoo :beer: lol ...


don't forget steve. I spent nearly 30 years in florida. and in fact, stebs grew up next to the town I lived in .... (as in no miles between, city life, line next to line)

right off cape canaveral/ cocoa beach.

lots of good people there.
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