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It’s Like a Party Favor

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!

So Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have a new album.  You can listen to one cut, First Flash of Freedom; I’m not in love with it.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments.  In happy news, they are hitting the road this summer.  The closest they are coming to me, though, is Denver with Joe Cocker.  Stupid New York and Philadelphia get Buddy Guy.  Undeserving bastards.  That’s kinda fun except I won’t get to go.  Denver is just…too…something.  And it is a goal of mine to see them in a small venue.  But!  If you are lucky enough to live in one of their tour cities and you buy your tix online (and why wouldn’t you?) you get a special party favor:

All tickets purchased online will include an MP3 download of the electrifying new album, Mojo.

After you purchase your tickets online, you will receive an email within 3-5 days with codes entitling you to download two tracks from Mojo (“First Flash Of Freedom” and “Good Enough.”) Then, on the release date of the album, currently slated for this spring, you will be sent a download of the entire album. Also included with every online ticket purchase, to be delivered at the end of the 2010 tour, will be a selection of live tracks recorded during the tour.
So that right there is a pretty sweet deal and pretty much in character since he has been very outspoken about the cost of albums and the shitty practices of music labels in general.  I figure this is him appreciating his fans while flipping the bird to the label.  Who doesn’t love a twofer?
And lastly, if any of you do go, please tell him I said to lose the facial fur.  Thanks.  And also, I hate you because you not only got to see them but you were close enough to pass on my message.  Grrrr.  Triple grr if you are in NY or PA.

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11 Comments

  1. Talen

    You crazy woman. First flash of freedom is so reminiscent of old Traffic it’s insane. I thought it was an excellent track and can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.

    by the way Vange…how’d you do that so fast!

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  2. Acadia

    Talen cleverly wrote:

    You crazy woman. First flash of freedom is so reminiscent of old Traffic it’s insane. I thought it was an excellent track and can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.
    by the way Vange…how’d you do that so fast!

    She’s Albuquerque Chapter Fan Club President. She got a notebook and everything.

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  3. vange

    Talen, I should have elaborated. The music is great but the vocals don’t do much for me and I am very vocally/lyrically driven. Sorry. We actually agree, so no worries.

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  4. Patrick

    I see the bearded one will be about a hundred miles down the road from me in July. However.. the tix will cost a small fortune, not to mention all the other add-ons you get from that venue.. I may have to pass, which is a shame really.

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  5. Edward G. Talbot

    I love Tom Petty, but yeah, I’m meh about the song. It’s not just the vocals, the song doesn’t have a strong rhythm, and the playing around on the guitar and keyboards is fine., but not enough to make up for the lack of rhythm.

    But that’s just me. I am generally full of shit.

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  6. Talen

    vange cleverly wrote:

    Talen, I should have elaborated. The music is great but the vocals don’t do much for me and I am very vocally/lyrically driven. Sorry. We actually agree, so no worries.

    I agree about the vocals…iffy and not up to standards but the music is very very nice.
    .-= Talen´s last blog ..Thailand in the News Week Ending 4/24/10 =-.

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  7. Jordan Pond

    Denver is just…too…something.

    High?

    Hell, Hartford? Gets them with CS&N. Boston (really, farther away from me in the freaking outdoors Great Woods Tweeter Comcast Center) has something called “My Morning Jacket” opening for them. AARGH!

    Oh, and the following is completely unrelated but the fact the project is abandoned will break Acadia’s heart (if I can post it):

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  8. Jordan Pond

    Ah.. so I can’t post it. 🙁

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  9. vange

    Patrick cleverly wrote:

    I see the bearded one will be about a hundred miles down the road from me in July. However.. the tix will cost a small fortune, not to mention all the other add-ons you get from that venue.. I may have to pass, which is a shame really.

    The POS seats are $47 plus the stupid fees, bringing the tix to maybe $60 a pop plus the free album with bonus live tracks. And I cringed at the phrase “bearded one” ack ewwww nooooooooooo.

    @Jordan: Denver is no higher than where I am now. Their mountains are pointy and on the wrong side and I really can’t explain without sounding crazy. Wait…too late! Anyway, I got your mayday email and I’m gonna take care of you. xoxoxoxx

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  10. Acadia

    Jordan Pond cleverly wrote:

    Oh, and the following is completely unrelated but the fact the project is abandoned will break Acadia’s heart (if I can post it):

    WTF is it? ASS!

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  11. vange

    You’ll see.

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