It’s been a week, hasn’t it? Just last week I was giddy, happy about our anniversary.
My friend Danielle has had a rough couple of months. Realizing it was a huge mistake, she called off her wedding. Then last Friday, she lost her job. So she headed off for the weekend to blow off a little steam. In Las Vegas.
When I woke up Monday morning to the news about the mass shooting, I went crazy trying to get in touch with her. She’d marked herself ‘safe’ on Facebook, and eventually, I heard from her. She was in a different part of the Strip, and was completely safe.
Then came news about Tom Petty. He was dead. Then he wasn’t dead. Then he was dead again. For Pete’s sake, can we please get these things right?
I’ve never been a huge fan, but he’s one of those artists you come to realize has been the soundtrack for a lot of your life. This song, American Girl, seems to encapsulate a lot of what we’ve had to wrap our heads around this week. This version is from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and it’s stellar.
Any good news? Danielle returned home safely. She’s not married to a guy she doesn’t love. Oh, and she starts a great new job on Monday.
I’m hoping tonight finds you and your loved ones safe and sound. Hug’em tight, because you just never know. If you’re on the Gulf Coast, please take care.
Happy Saturday night!
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I never warmed up to Petty. I should have. He was my age and there’s just something about a 12 string. But despite my playlist filled with McGuinn, Crosby, Browne and so many others from the late 60s and early 70s, Tom never made it. His music was played in the rotation of my favorite classic rock station but so is that of many of the other successful artists of that time period that also are not among the hundreds of tracks on my mp3. It’s my problem, not his. He was a superstar, well respected and not in need of my approval. The tribute shows should be something to see.
Well said. Last night’s tribute by Jason Aldean on SNL really tied it all together for me. Thanks for commenting. 🙂