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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:06 PM

Doug - you probably loved the movie "Singles" as well, didn't you? I know I was a fan - hard to beat a movie with a band based on Mudhoney in it - and how can you beat the single "Touch Me I'm Dick"? happy.png

For a better documentary (IMHO), you should try to find the documentary about Portland's early 90's music scene - "X Ray Visions." It's about the music scene surrounding the X-Ray Cafe that used to be on Burnside - one of my favorite venues to catch music back in the day. Some great Portland alternative-to-grunge bands in the film (Pond, Sprinkler, Hazel, Heatmiser, etc). You should try to find it and check it out.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE (Torrey @ Jan 8 2008, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Doug - you probably loved the movie "Singles" as well, didn't you? I know I was a fan - hard to beat a movie with a band based on Mudhoney in it - and how can you beat the single "Touch Me I'm Dick"? happy.png

For a better documentary (IMHO), you should try to find the documentary about Portland's early 90's music scene - "X Ray Visions." It's about the music scene surrounding the X-Ray Cafe that used to be on Burnside - one of my favorite venues to catch music back in the day. Some great Portland alternative-to-grunge bands in the film (Pond, Sprinkler, Hazel, Heatmiser, etc). You should try to find it and check it out.


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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (Torrey @ Jan 8 2008, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Doug - you probably loved the movie "Singles" as well, didn't you? I know I was a fan - hard to beat a movie with a band based on Mudhoney in it - and how can you beat the single "Touch Me I'm Dick"? happy.png

For a better documentary (IMHO), you should try to find the documentary about Portland's early 90's music scene - "X Ray Visions." It's about the music scene surrounding the X-Ray Cafe that used to be on Burnside - one of my favorite venues to catch music back in the day. Some great Portland alternative-to-grunge bands in the film (Pond, Sprinkler, Hazel, Heatmiser, etc). You should try to find it and check it out.

Yes, I loved Singles...Excellent music in it...And sense of humor is good in it, too.

I'll have to try and find the movie you're talking about and check it out.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:53 PM

Wow . . . at one point in my life (that would be sophomore year in college), I knew every word of the dialogue in "Singles."

"You've made POPCORN with everyone in Seattle."

"Steve . . . don't come now."

"I think your thing is not having a thing."

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:48 PM

"...and then Spam comes out!"

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:23 PM

I saw an incredible movie today: "Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers", a documentary directed by Peter Bogdanovich. It covered their entire career (so far) with great interviews and concert footage. It was the longest movie I've ever seen (253 minutes, with an intermission), but without a wasted moment or a weak song. In addition to The Heartbreakers' performances, some of Petty's early influences were also featured, including vintage video of Bo Diddley, and The Kinks performing "You Really Got Me" in 1964. Among the interviewees was some Tom Petty fan named Eddie Vedder (anybody ever heard of this guy?) wink.gif
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:19 AM

QUOTE (Joe D. @ Jan 19 2008, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw an incredible movie today: "Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers", a documentary directed by Peter Bogdanovich. It covered their entire career (so far) with great interviews and concert footage. It was the longest movie I've ever seen (253 minutes, with an intermission), but without a wasted moment or a weak song. In addition to The Heartbreakers' performances, some of Petty's early influences were also featured, including vintage video of Bo Diddley, and The Kinks performing "You Really Got Me" in 1964. Among the interviewees was some Tom Petty fan named Eddie Vedder (anybody ever heard of this guy?) wink.gif

Hey, you got my attention... rolleyes.gif tongue.png

I had a lot of fun seeing Pearl Jam play at the Gorge Amphitheater in 2005 because they played the night before Tom Petty played for a two night run there.

It was funny because Eddie kept trying to get Tom to come out and play a few songs with them...It just showed what a great sense of humor Eddie has and he has a good taste in music, too...But at the beginning of the first encore Eddie came out and did a GREAT solo version of I Won't Back Down.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:16 AM

"Hello Tom...Come Down Tom."
Eddie Vedder during a performance at the gorge 9/1/05

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (Doug @ Jan 20 2008, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Hello Tom...Come Down Tom."
Eddie Vedder during a performance at the gorge 9/1/05


"Ground control to Major Tom."

Oh . . . wrong artist. Wrong genre. Wrong era. Just plain wrong.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:04 PM

Dudeman...Look what you started with this Tom Petty thing!!! tongue.png rolleyes.gif

"If Tom Petty were my father my name would be Eddie Petty."
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 07:16 PM

"What I love about Tom Petty is that he was so hard to get a hold of. He was like a fish slipping out of your hands. Like wait a second is he...they're a rock band, right? Yeah, but they wear those skinny ties...they're not new wave are they? But he kind of screams like a punk sometimes. A blues band? You couldn't really tell because their range was so wide and the songwriting was so unique. I can't think of any band that sounds like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He's just a bad ass. All of us loved him"
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"I waited in line. I skipped class and waited in line, brought the record home at lunch, learned the song "The Waiting", and went back to school with it in my head. Then I was playing it by the time I went home."
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:16 AM

I woke up this morning at 3:30 (I think yawn.gif )(BTW: I was not running down a dream)
and turned on the TV (OPB), just as Tom Petty and the band were
walking off stage. I think the show was Sound Stage or maybe
Center Stage, I'd have to look it up.
A lot of times, these shows will be repeated. Maybe I can catch
it at a later showing.

Joe, is the show you saw on Saturday, going to play again
or was a one time only thing?

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:06 AM

QUOTE (BrianH @ Jan 21 2008, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I woke up this morning at 3:30 (I think yawn.gif )(BTW: I was not running down a dream)
and turned on the TV (OPB), just as Tom Petty and the band were
walking off stage. I think the show was Sound Stage or maybe
Center Stage, I'd have to look it up.
A lot of times, these shows will be repeated. Maybe I can catch
it at a later showing.

Joe, is the show you saw on Saturday, going to play again
or was a one time only thing?

"I woke up in between
a memory and a dream"
- Tom Petty

It was part of the NW Film Center's "Reel Music" series of music related films, and they were only showing it that one time, but I don't know when or if it will be shown elsewhere. Hopefully, others will get a chance to see it sometime soon. I'm sure it will come out on DVD at some point. I also got a companion book from the library (same title as the movie).

Movie, book, PBS appearance, and half-time show at the Super Bowl*: I guess Tom Petty has finally decided to take over the world once and for all! cool.gif

*I like the guy, but please Tom, I'm begging you, no wardrobe malfunctions! pinch.png sick.png
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:04 PM

"Tom Petty would never do that! He's a proffessional...Who practices!"
Eddie Vedder, 9/1/05, after he messed up the beginning of Betterman




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