I still think this might be my favorite clip of Tom Petty singing a live performance. In the comments on youtube it is alleged that he might be a bit high since this might have been the first song following an intermission (grass break).

It’s more of how a pro’s pro, starts a song he’s sung countless times and makes a mistake and has fun with it. The laughing and smiling. 

(I may have made a similar post to this previously, I haven’t checked. Yet…. but even if that the case that is quite alright  It’s a great fuckin’ song.) 

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That moment when you realize you need to simply mark something off a fictitious “bucket list” (I do not have one), because there is zero chance it actually happens in a way that it would be “bucket list” worthy.   I always wanted to see The Beach Boys in concert.  It shouldn’t have taken me 35 years to realize that ship sailed in 1983 with the death of Dennis Wilson, or again in 1998 with the death of Carl Wilson. 

I just watched a video on youtube from a 2017 concert which would have been better dubbed Mike Love and The Douches.   John Stamos on drums. Mark Mcgrath sputtering “do it or doing it” time and time again.  This was horrid. 

Maybe if it were Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Bryan Johnston & Love I’d consider it, but, some 90′s pop trash with Danny Tanner’s brother in-law.   No there is only one Uncle Jesse and he wore overalls. I’ll pass on the douchefest. 

Thankfully I can watch real versions to erase this monstrosity. 

https://open.spotify.com/track/4VcaFr7uq8P8kxusc4VLc6?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Gotta love live music and the late great Warren Zevon. It’s a law. Somehwere.

“I saw a werewolf trying to buy a used car at Del Mar
It was a bloody red coupe de ville
He said he was a drivin’ it to Mexico
Going down to Tiajuana
Gonna kill somebody in a film or something”

Midnight struck and it turned into Robert Earl Keen with back to back singles with a live version of “On and On”.

Favorite Line:

In the summer of the loon, on a hidden harbor shore
By the shimmering moon they never wanted nothin’ more
And there ain’t another sound they been waitin’ for so long
She takes his hand and pulls him down and their love lives on and on

The music opened on this Thursday with a live version of Robert Earl Keen’s “Shades of Gray”

Favorite Line:

We made Oklahoma a little after 3
Randy, his brother Bob and my old GMC
We had some moonshine whisky
And some of Bob’s homegrown
We were so messed up we didn’t know
If we were drunk or stoned

Gotta  love  live music  “Texas Women” from Hank Williams Jr.  Must have been from a concert in Florida as he drops a couple of Florida city names, but he converted the following lyrics.

But the best lookin’ women that I’ve ever seen
Have all been in Texas and all wearin’ jeans

But the best lookin’ women that I’ve ever seen
Have all been in Texas and not wearing anything. 

and

I’m a pretty fair judge of the opposite sex
And I ain’t seen nothin’ that will touch ‘em yet
They may be from Waco or out in Lampasas
But one thing about it they all come from Texas

I’m a pretty fair judge of the opposite sex
And I ain’t seen nothin’ that will touch ’em yet
They may be from Waco or out in Lampasas
But one thing about it I sure like nice asses. 

He also had fun altering his voice with a little WIllie, George and Johnny and maybe a little Waylon.  

The first song this morning was a live version of “Pink Houses”, by John Mellencamp.

Favorite Line:

And he looks at her and says, hey darlin’
I can remember when you could stop a clock