Things I learned while watching Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream’

1. It might take me an entire day but I am capable of watching a four-hour documentary about Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
2. If you gave me $25 right now I probably couldn’t name more than six Tom Petty songs. However, I managed to sing along to every song included in this damn movie.
3. After the “oh yeah, all right, take it easy baby” part in “American Girl” my favorite Tom Petty bit to sing is the “Oh my my, oh hell yes, got to put on that party dress” bit from “Last Dance with Mary Jane.”
4. Johnny Depp is in the video for “Into the Great Wide Open” (I might have known this and forgot it)

6. Rick Rubin needs a shave and a haircut
7. Tom Petty is kind of a headstrong ratbastard, and that makes me admire him
8. After Neil Young, Tom Petty might be one of the least attractive singers in rock history.
9. Stevie Nicks wanted to join the Heartbreakers but Tom told her there were no chick Heartbreakers.

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  1. Placemat 10.Feb.08 at 5:33 pm

    1. Not so sure, maybe.
    2. This is very true.
    3. “Just a rebel without a clue” it’s original.
    4. Yeah, You knew & forgot this. Everyone knows this.
    6. If you say so. I always felt it added to his macho.
    8. I’d have to think Mic Jones, Shane MacGowan & those Tears for Fears guys are way uglier.
    9. Go Tom.

  2. UH 10.Feb.08 at 9:12 pm

    There are chick heartbreakers, but Stevie Nicks ain’t one of them.


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