I was fond of Tom since he started in my local home area in FL before making it big in CA. I wish I could have seen him perform again. Recently he reunited with his old band members in "Mudcrutch" from Gainseville and did an album. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudcrutch
Many nice tributes to Tom this week. I especially like this one about his cameo on the Simpsons where he tried to teach a lyrics workshop to Homer and his friends at a summer camp. The character designer for the episode wrote: "Here's a little laughter to ease the heartache"
I didn't really know much of Tom's music except the hits that pretty much everyone has heard, Free Fallin', etc until my best friend, who was a huge Petty fan, introduced me to more of his library. I really grew to appreciate his music and the person he was. Went to 4 or 5 of his concerts, mostly at The Gorge. Man those were fun, lots of herb being passed around.
We had to miss the last time he was in Seattle because it was the eclipse weekend and we were camping. Had no idea that was our last chance to see him.
Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost.
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