There’s nothing like hearing music you love to change your mood. My handsome husband knows this, so anytime I’m getting…..er…..cranky…..he throws on some Tom Petty for me. Either Tom or DJ Herbie James, but Herbie deserves a post all of his own, so for now well talk Tom.
The first album I bought from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was “Long After Dark”. I remember scraping together my allowance and begging my parents for a ride to Q Records and Tapes. I grabbed the album, headed home, and immediately put my new record on the stackable turntable I had acquired for my birthday. Since my parents were sick of yelling, “Turn that music down!”, they also purchased a giant pair of headphones for me. The headphones stretched all the way across the room to my bed, where I would curl up and listen to Tom and my other records for hours.
There is something so unique about Tom’s vocals, and the lyrics and composition are magical. What I love is that he is still kicking ass and touring today! Here’s a video of Tom and the band live, performing one of my favorite tracks of all time called “The Waiting”. You will see why I find him so inspiring and awesome! The last picture is a wallpaper that you can click and save for your desktop. Enjoy!