Petty Days

Tom Petty’s death made more of an impact on me than most of the many musician deaths there’ve been over the last couple of years. Partly because it was so unexpected and out of the blue, but also because, in a way, it was like a living connection to my teenage years was suddenly gone….

Towed Out of the Ditch: Tom Petty’s “Trailer”

Sometimes lost songs find their way back, even if it takes years. The summer of 1985 was the summer of Tom Petty for me – Southern Accents was released that year and you really couldn’t escape it, not that I wanted to. It set me on a path to buying all his older albums (on…