tom petty

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    Oct 05
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    Oct 08
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Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Tom Petty - 1950-2017

 With the passing of what can only be described as a legendary rocker, Tom Petty has left us with decades of music to play. As the saying goes, "something for everyone."

Shockingly, only one of Tom's albums made it to number one, and even more weirdly, it was released just three years ago. I'll feature songs from that album ("Hypnotic Eye"), some lesser-known songs, along with some Traveling Willburys and live tracks.

If you cannot listen to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers without tapping a foot or singing a long, you might not be getting the full experience of this signature voice and style.

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    Feb 05
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    Feb 08
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turtles all the way down

physicist stevesturgill simpsonn hawking tells the story of bertrand russell giving a lecture on the latest astronomical discoveries in cosmology, including the birth of the universe, the galaxies, and our planet revolving amidst our solar system. in the back of the room, a curandera shaman woman stands up and says it's simpler than that, because "the world is supported on the back of a giant turtle." russell, in his best rationalist response, asks, "and what's supporting the turtle?" she says, "another turtle." when russell asks what's supporting that turtle, the shaman replies simply, "it's turtles all the way down."

that description of infinity is the title of country singer sturgill simpson's 2014 track "turtles all the way down." it's not your usual country content.

this week i'll play other songs you may not have heard from the year 2014, including songs by jazz-fusion bassist flying lotus, elbow, the war on drugs, u2, the foo fighters, broken bells, and tycho.

the tracks.

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    Jan 01
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    Jan 04
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the best of 2014 - part 1

what a great year for new music. and some old musicians making new music too.

sean lennon, charlotte no reasonable person can say what the best album of 2014 was, but it'd be hard to argue that any of these weren't among the best.

the music ranged from the raucus (foo fighters) to the subtly sublime (beck, coldplay), and featured some certified geniuses (jackson browne, leonard cohen, u2, tom petty) to possible geniuses (broken bells, tv on the radio).

then there's the guy with a little of both: john lennon's son sean [pictured with co-musician/singer charlotte kemp muhl], whose psychedlic album "midnight sun" should not be overlooked by those reviewing the past year.

there was so much great music released this last year that i'll spend 2 weeks reviewing it. so this is just part 1 folks.

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    Oct 23
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    Oct 26
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tom petty puts it all together

the man both changes and morphs, and stays steady. 

at this point in tom petty's career, it would tom pettybe easy to write him off as an old rocker riding waves of nostalgia and recycling his few hits. but his new cd, "hypnotic eye," not only disproves that, but shows his music pulses, and his poetry rings, with the relevance of an artist who's seen it all and who still sees it all new.

this may be the cd of the year (i'll have my picks in early january), so be sure to check it out and see if you agree. here's what petty has to say in "burnt out town":

this is a burnt out town; new emperor, same clothes.

they’re dancing on glass ceilings while the filthy money flows.