01 October 2010

Pick Me Up: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - "Don't Do Me Like That"

{ Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - "Don't Do Me Like That" }

Guess who is going to see Tom Petty at the Hollywood Bowl tonight?


Well, not me.

But Cheryl Ann from Bar Spiel is going!

I'm sure she'll come back with some great stories that she'll post on her blog and some great pictures that I'll post here on Pet Bear Sounds.

I think I take Tom Petty for granted. He's always there with his awesome songs but when I'm talking about my favorite bands and artists and albums, Tom Petty always seems to be an afterthought.

It's the sort of afterthought where you clap your hands together or slap a palm on your forehead and think, "Shoot. Why didn't I think of Tom Petty??"

When I really think about it, Tom Petty has a lot more of an influence on me than I think. He seeps into your musical consciousness. Almost like the way he effortlessly weaves himself into the fabric of America.

I vow never to forget Tom Petty in such discussions ever again.

Seriously, sit around and listen to some Tom Petty and you'll realize just how good he really is. Really.

{ At the very least you should have his greatest hits record. }