We are crushed over here at Songs For Jake to hear of Tom Petty's passing today. As many of you know who have been following along for the last 4+ years, he's Jake's absolute favorite artist. We, as well as many of our friends have covered many of his songs since the beginning of the project, and he'll continue to a staple of our music channel.
On a personal note, I wanted to share one of my favorites. I believe the year I turned 12, I got a trampoline for my birthday. Because of the school calendar, my birthday fell on President's Day, which mean I had the day off, and you know where I spent it? On my trampoline, blaring Tom Petty in the backyard, literally doing back flips and reveling in singing about 'joints', because I could tell it embarrassed my mom. ;)
We'll miss you, Tom. - Sami