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Hey Petty people,

Well, this is the last news post for this year. Been quite a ride. Of course I had to go and catch a cold...

New concert review for you:

 "The chords begin to sing out of the instrument, and the rest of the band chimes in, Pulsating rhythms vibrate through the air, and chill the spectators to the bone."

Just one update this week:

  • Tour Dates and Setlists: Added the 1982-1983 Long After Dark tour dates. As well, I added weekdays to all the existing dates on the page. (I'd like to give a special thanks to the developer of Calendar 2000, a tool that helped me with the process.)

As promised in the last post, here's my thoughts on Tom Petty And Me.(Go read Liberty's review, if you haven't already.)

First and foremost, this book is about smoking weed. I lost count of how many times that marijuana was mentioned, either directly or indirectly, but after a while I fully expected the smell of it to start emanating from my eReader. (Since my budget is rather tight and shipping costs to Canada are high—no pun intended!—I went with a cheaper digital copy.)

Aside from that, the book was short—almost too short at times. There were parts that I wish were elaborated more on (live cougars at radio stations?) but what was there was pretty great. I especially loved Chapter 25, "Tom's Big Heart," which is exactly what it sounds like. And I absolutely cracked up at other parts, especially the radio show quoted in chapter 24. Yes, Depeche Mode is a pretty lousy name for a dog. 

Overall? The book was definitely worth what I spent on it (and I'd definitely go for the physical copy if I could spare it), and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Tom Petty or music promotion in the 1970s/1980s.

Anyways, see you next week,

 - Aimee (listening to Alice in Chains - No Excuses)

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