Request Line: So Long, Tom

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.
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As you might have read by now, Tom Petty has died.  I’m not aware of any particular connection that Tom might have had to the NFL, whether he was a fan of the sport or of any team in particular (he was born in Gainesville, so let’s not sully the man’s memory by assuming he liked the Jaguars or even the Gators).  What I do know is that Tom Petty’s musical performance at halftime of Superbowl XLII heralded quite possibly the greatest moment of football schadenfreude in the history of the sport.

I hope that Tom is resting in peace among the wildflowers, and I thought we’d sent him off with a surprise edition of Request Line.  Drop your favorite Tom Petty songs (or Traveling Wilbury’s songs, or King of the Hill clips where he voiced Lucky), in the comments and you can help cheer up your fellows here on what is turning out to be a terrible, terrible day.

 

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.

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SonOfSpam

Big fan, yesterday sucked, today ain’t gonna be much better, other than that it’s not yesterday.

Just a wonderful, happy, pretty song:

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Well fuck.

laserguru

Despite playing a musical style a little easy for my musical tastes there’s no denying he was a soundtrack to my entire adult and near adult life.

This one I remember from high school.

laserguru

as is this one.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

This seems somewhat appropriate.

ALXMAC
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ALXMAC

Such a great soundtrack; cover of Beck’s Asshole (phrasing):

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

One of my favorites. The Johnny Cash cover with TP&HBs as backing band is worth a listen, too.

scotchnaut

Super sneaky pick. He was a huge fan of Lindsey Buckingham.

scotchnaut

Love this tune. Wish I could find the original live version.

Gratliff

Gotta get that other creepy af video in there

laserguru

Amazing video that.

Cuntler

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

scotchnaut

/went bungee-jumping in the early 90’s

One of my buddies made a mix tape to play while we all took our turns. I was the first to jump. This was the first song.

scotchnaut

This tune was on his tape as well.

nomonkeyfun

Can’t ever hear this song without thinking of Buffalo Bill.

nomonkeyfun

And the song that introduced me to Lucinda Williams many moons ago.

Redshirt

(driving home)
“How can today get any worse?”
(turns on radio, hears new about Tom Petty)
“That wasn’t a challenge, 2017.”

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I have a dumb irrational affinity for this song, but it also feels relevant to the occasion

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I’d forgotten that Plax kneeled after he scored that touchdown. SO DISRESPECTFUL TO OUR TROOPS

Gratliff

Another fun one we get to watch the bodies drop to:

OhQueso
OhQueso

Long time lurker, first time poster. This one just hurts, especially after everything else that happened today. Here’s my contribution:

scotchnaut

Thanks so much for weighing in, OhQueso.

Gratliff

Shit. Didn’t see this here. So crossposting:

Folks, there’s an unacceptable number of Traveling Wilburys left breathing. In fairness, it took me .4 seconds to make a Tom Petty and the Heartstoppers joke after the news broke in the office, but I’m getting really tired of watching all the good shit die.

blaxabbath

Oh shit! Tom was Lucky!
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WCS

WCS

theeWeeBabySeamus

Some of Mr. Petty’s more recent endeavours.
This one just so happened to have become very recently pertinent to me.
RIP, Sir.