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Hey Petty people,

First off, happy birthday to Stan Lynch, who turns 63 today! As well, if you've got $5 million squirreled away in a mattress or something, Tom Petty's former Encino house is on the market. I wouldn't mind living in it. Think they'll take an IOU?

Anyways, onto the Weekly Wrap-Up!

Hey Petty people,

Has it really been seven and a half months? Feels like the blink of an eye. "And the days went by/Like paper in the wind," to put it in the words of a certain songwriter.

Anyways, I've got three tribute articles for you. (Eagle-eyed visitors might've noticed the two magazine covers in the magazine index.)

And here's a few more setlists from my collection.

That's about it for me today. I've been having a bit of a rough spot at the moment. Right about now this song suits me. Sorry, dark humour.

- Aimee

Hey Petty people,

Time for another weekly wrap-up! Before we start, you might be interested in checking out this cover of I Won't Back Down by Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and singer-songwriter KT Tunstall. Not bad, really. 

Hey Petty people,

One of those quiet Friday nights. Here's some setlists for you, from my collection of concert recordings. Got plenty more of them, but here's a start.

We're always looking for more setlists. If you have one not listed on the tour date page, feel free to send them along. We'd appreciate it.

- Aimee

Hey Petty people,

a couple of new interviews for you - two magazine, one audio. 

Record - January 1983
In which Tom talks about Long After Dark, fans' expectations, keeping his songs honest, and his working relationship with Jimmy Iovine.

Pulse! - April 1999
In which Tom talks about Echo, ambiguity in lyrics, his love affair with Los Angeles, and a possible Wilburys reunion.

Interview with Tom Petty - July 1, 2007
In which Tom talks about the Wilburys, Chia pets, King of the Hill, and the deluxe edition of Highway Companion.

Hope you enjoy. Would be nice if you left a comment, too.

- Aimee