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    Carl got a reaction from RonJonSurfer in The "Old" Songfacts Gang   
    Agree. Hope they life you never imagined is a good one.
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    Carl got a reaction from Otokichi in On The Radio   
    A Tom Petty tribute tune
     
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    Carl got a reaction from Ange in The "Old" Songfacts Gang   
    Tremendous family photo O55. Thanks for stopping by.
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    Carl got a reaction from XXX in The "Old" Songfacts Gang   
    Tremendous family photo O55. Thanks for stopping by.
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    Carl got a reaction from Ange in What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?   
    Confetti cannons came into my life yesterday, so I had to play this.

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    Carl got a reaction from Ange in The "Old" Songfacts Gang   
    I'm still here a fair amount. 
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    Carl got a reaction from RonJonSurfer in The "Old" Songfacts Gang   
    I'm still here a fair amount. 
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    Carl got a reaction from edna in I miss you, Fishies...   
    I do too. Made many deep connections and lasting relationships. This is still a good place to drop a thought, and we'll still be here. 
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    Carl got a reaction from Wyld Card in Tom Petty dead at 66   
    His tour came through my parts a few months ago. The next morning, I saw some young people in T-shirts from the show as I was getting my bagel. I asked them how it was, and they went on for quite a while about how amazing it was.
    Artists like Springsteen and The Rolling Stones have plenty of young fans, but the older ones take all the oxygen. Petty was accessible, constantly moving forward while honoring the past in a way that didn't feel like nostalgia.
    Here's what I posted on our Facebook page this morning. Almost hit send on it yesterday when the story first broke, but got the news that he was still on life support.
    Petty wrote from personal experience, but made it our experience. "Refugee" is about feeling trapped, which is how his record company made him feel at the time; "American Girl" is about longing for something more out of life, with his hometown of Gainesville, Florida as the backdrop. After someone burned his house down in 1987, he wrote one of his most personal songs, "I Won't Back Down," which he thought was "too obvious" when he wrote it. What's obvious now is that it's a powerful and sincere anthem of resilience.
    He was known for his integrity in standing up for the artists and fans against the corporate money grabbers. When his label, MCA, tried to make Hard Promises the first major album priced at $9.98 (going rate was $8.98), Petty dug in his heels, threatening to name the album "$8.98" if they tried.
    Tom Petty used his powers for good. He hosted a fantastic show on Sirius/XM called "Tom Petty's Buried Treasure," which he curated with hidden gems, making for some very satisfying discovery in a way no algorithm could.
    He championed the human element in music, which is especially acute in his 2002 song "The Last DJ." Released at a time when corporate radio was shushing local voices so they could save money by piping the same transmission to multiple stations, the song made it clear to those voices (this writer included) that someone still cared.
    His music videos were groundbreaking, and they still hold up. Often surreal ("Don't Come Around Here No More") and always entertaining, they earned him an MTV Video Vanguard Award in 1994. Many of his videos started with him opening a book to reveal the story.
    He and the Heartbreakers recently wrapped up their 40th (!) anniversary tour. It was triumphant, with an audience that crossed generations, united by the music. Millennials aren't all into EDM and the squiggly sounds of today's hits - many love classic rock. Petty was one the last really accessible rockers on the top tier. You'll see many young people with T-shirts from that tour because they could afford to go with money left over for the merch tent.
    Petty had both personal genius and the ability to find and nurture top talent. The Heartbreakers are an incredible band, with two members, Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, around from the start (actually, even earlier - they with Petty in Mudcrutch). When Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, it was with his band.
    Outside of the Heartbreakers, Petty also collaborated with the best and brightest. Along with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and George Harrison, he was in the Traveling Wilburys. Dave Stewart of Eurythmics co-wrote "Don't Come Around Here No More"; Stevie Nicks wanted to BE a Heartbreaker. Expect a deluge of well-deserved tributes.
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    Carl got a reaction from Crazy Don in What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?   
    The Monkees - "Goin' Down"
    Damn, this is good.
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    Carl reacted to Otokichi in Song/Video of the day   
    Thirty years ago, Kelly DeLima formed "Kapena," a "Brownbags to Stardom" contest Kaimuki high school band that went on to bigger and better things. Brothers Tivaini and Teimomi Tatofi returned to Tonga to start families, and Kelly eventually got his kids to play. A reunion happened recently, and local music program "Hi Sessions" recaptured that old Reggae magic.
    Who/what is "Kapena"?
    What is "Masese" about?
    So, what else did Kapena do?
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    Carl got a reaction from madiwolf in song needed   
    Sounds like an advanced class.
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    Carl got a reaction from Devon Christian in Why should I !!!   
    Powerful stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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    Carl got a reaction from Kevin in Songfactors Football 2015   
    What do I have to do!!! 7 freaking touchdowns from Brees and I still lose!
    Guess it's a team game, and if there's nobody catching TDs, you're still vulnerable.
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    Carl got a reaction from Kevin in Songfactors Football 2015   
    Vick is fun to watch, but the numbers show he was never as good as we thought he was.
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    Carl got a reaction from Kevin in Songfactors Football 2015   
    I'm good whenever works for you Kevin.
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    Carl got a reaction from Kevin in Announcements   
    Got to interview Joan Armatrading this morning. Good way to start the day.
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    Carl got a reaction from Kevin in Songfactors Football 2015   
    I'm in. Since no one is using Maniax (I miss the XFL), I took it for a team name.
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    Carl got a reaction from Kevin in Songfactors Football 2015   
    In.
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    Carl got a reaction from Rayzor in New Boards!   
    OK, we changed the setting so you should be able to login using either your email or username.
    Ray, in the upper-right corner you should be able to click for your profile info, and "logout" should be an option.
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    Carl got a reaction from Zhivko in New Boards!   
    OK, we've live with the new boards. There are still some rebuilds going on and some settings we're tweaking, so not everything will work right away. As for the emojis, we're working on those - some of our animated favorites don't play well with modern technology, so we'll need to find alternatives.
     
    Lots of nice features on these forums - note that if you're using a phone or tablet, they should accommodate.
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