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Old 11-29-09, 10:28 AM   #1
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Tom Petty on his upcoming 60th birthday

"Well, if you're not getting older you're dead."

(edit: here's the video of the feature story)
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5825274n&tag=cbsnewsVideoArea.0

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That kinda news, what a heartbreaker!
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Who's Tom Petty and should I really give a concern about this?
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He doesn't live like a refugee.
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And he's not an American Girl.
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I'll take you on a moonlight ride ............ so let's get to the point and let's roll another........ let's head on down the road.
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How timely. I teach a photo class at a college where I play music when people are doing lab work (no darkroom, it's all photoshop on a Mac.)
One of my young students asked me to play some Tom Petty. I was amazed she even knew who he was. I ripped all my TP CDs (and I have a ton) and have been on a Petty kick for the last week.

When my wide and I were dating Wildflowers was one of "our songs." I was pretty amused when our daughter announced last week that it was her and her boyfriends song.

Anyway, there is no way he's 60. I'm pretty sure of that. Maybe 30, 32.
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Old 11-29-09, 02:03 PM   #9
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Here's a little photo trickery I did a few years ago. That's me with Tom Petty's body and guitar. I'm a frustrated musician. This is about as close as I'll get to looking like a rock'n'roler.
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Hey Curtis,

I checked out your blog, real cool and your wife is a babe..I wouldn't call her "wide" in a million years. That has to be one of the most dangerous misspellings I've seen!! :>)

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When my wide and I were dating Wildflowers was one of "our songs."
Don't let her catch you referring to her as "wide"...
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Petty's "Buried Treasure" on XM radio is a treasure. As are all the Wilbury efforts. Seems like a genuinely good guy. He should ride. I think he'd like it.
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Here's a little photo trickery I did a few years ago. That's me with Tom Petty's body and guitar. I'm a frustrated musician. This is about as close as I'll get to looking like a rock'n'roler.
I don't know. You look more like a blues guy than a rocker to me.
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Don't let her catch you referring to her as "wide"...
No worries. I'll get a lot of mileage out of this typo!!
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Petty's "Buried Treasure" on XM radio is a treasure. As are all the Wilbury efforts. Seems like a genuinely good guy. He should ride. I think he'd like it.
What channel is that on? Sounds like something worth checking in to.
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It's okay. She calls him "limp"
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The heck with Tom Petty. Did you catch the "Pie for Life" story on the same page?

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/...SectionsArea.2
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I don't know. You look more like a blues guy than a rocker to me.
Actually, you're right. I went from saying I liked "guitar-heavy, blues-based Rock'n'Roll" to "I like blues". And the 4000 blues songs on my iPod may prove it.
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How timely. I teach a photo class at a college where I play music when people are doing lab work (no darkroom, it's all photoshop on a Mac.)
One of my young students asked me to play some Tom Petty. I was amazed she even knew who he was. I ripped all my TP CDs (and I have a ton) and have been on a Petty kick for the last week.

When my wide and I were dating Wildflowers was one of "our songs." I was pretty amused when our daughter announced last week that it was her and her boyfriends song.

Anyway, there is no way he's 60. I'm pretty sure of that. Maybe 30, 32.
My daughter is 15 and her favorite artists are The Beatles, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young. I took her to see Neil for her 15th birthday.

She makes her old dad proud.
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What channel is that on? Sounds like something worth checking in to.
http://www.xmradio.com/tompetty
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The Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio show is pretty good too.
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