l’umile grandezza di Tom Petty [aggiornato al 9 ottobre 2017]

In questi giorni sto raccogliendo gli articoli che escono riguardo la morte di Tom Petty. Aggiornerò il post man mano che ne trovo di significativi.

Questo è di Spencer Korhaber, uscito sull’Atlantic.

Footage of the singer’s 2008 Super Bowl halftime performance testifies to that assessment, and it’s worth watching in light of Petty’s death on Monday at the age of 66. On the largest stage anyone can play on, Petty and the Heartbreakers didn’t do much other than execute their material flawlessly. The lack of spectacle came off like a power move: Can you believe we have these songs?

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Matt Ruby invece racconta una vita passata accanto alle canzoni di Petty, e come fossero semplici e profondissime assieme.

See, the secret about Tom Petty is that he wrote gospel songs. He wrote from the point of view of the losers. The fuck ups. The rebels. The misfits. The dropouts. The ones who only get a glimpse. But he got that that’s what we live for, that glimpse. That is where redemption lies.

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