Tuesday 31 August 2010

Three Songs

Not only is Tom Petty one of the great heroes of rock n' roll, but he's still out there doing it - and there's an energy and soul to his live songs that is so rare, especially for someone who's been doing it for so long. This song is amazing, and the way the crowd join in at the end is heavenly!

Music from New Orleans breaks my heart. Here is Davell Crawford, singing 'Louisiana 1927.' My heart is broken before he even begins singing!

This is a live version of a Counting Crows Song, 'Rain King' - filmed by an audience member at a concert a couple of weeks back. If the bad camera work bugs you - then just skip to 2:10.. when a 12 year old boy, Michael Weber, is handed an electric guitar and then goes on to steal the show. Incredible! This is what music is about! This is what life is about!! I could watch this again and again. This is a Kid In The Front Row if ever there was one. Wow wow wow.

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  1. I grew up hearing pretty much only Tom Petty, The Beatles and Duran Duran (that last was one was mom's fault)

  2. I agree, and I think that makes Tom Petty an enduring artist. I saw him live in the 80s when Stevie Nicks came out for "Stop Dragging My Heart Around." I also saw him with a youngster (son/nephew?) at NIN concert about ten years ago.

  3. Oh man, what a moment for that kid.

    And I love Tom Petty. Partly because his music is great, partly because Mary Jane grew up in an Indiana town (like me), and probably partly because my dad likes him.