Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Angel Dream

T.P. getting 15 in his head

Paddle to the battle, Torn Slatterns and Nugget Ranchers

The Tour De France is heading for the 16th stage. Or as US sports fans call the Tour De France’s 16th Stage: The 16th Stage We don’t give a rat’s ass about.

British Open winner Darren Clarke said he got a text message from Tiger Woods giving him advice: “Stay the hell away from a restaurant called Hooters.”

The British Tabloid scandal keeps getting wilder and wilder. And yet, for the life of me, I can’t figure out why I don’t care a damn thing about it.

Charlie Sheen is going to star in his own sitcom titled “Anger Management.” That’s because the title “Blow” was already used in a movie.

The British Tabloid scandal keeps getting wilder and wilder. The British tabloids invented sleazy, invasive, paparazzi-infested, low-class lurid false gutter reporting. And now they are going out of business. This is a bad thing . . . why?

Since you asked:
To write a really great rock song, a really talented guy has to get 15 in his head again - when he was hopelessly in love with 17-year-old Becky Dean, who had those amazing legs and that long brown hair. She would flirt with you, but you know she thought you were too young to take seriously. Plus, you didn’t have a driver’s license.

Write a song that has you stepping on stage with the band at the backyard keg party, strapping on a guitar and playing a song that will win Becky over for you. They are primarily stadium rockin’ thunder chords or tender love ballads.

Here are ten great examples of songs like that:


All Right Now

Wild Horses

Can’t Find My Way Home

Tumblin’ Dice, or Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’


Hallelujah (Buckley version)

Shook Me All Night Long

Born To Run

Angel Dream (Tom Petty is a master at getting 15 in his head)

That right there is my new summer grilling playlist.

Oh, latest grilling tip? When grilling a steak, throw on some un-cut scallions on the grill until they get black grill marks and use them as a garnish.

And I have to say, that tip of searing a steak for 1 1/2 minutes per side right on the coals, removing to cutting board and letting it rest for 10 minutes plus, re-seasoning and re-oiling (I am currently having great success with peanut oil instead of olive oil) and putting back on away from the coals until done is really great.