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Music Monday ~ Tom Petty November 14, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness, Music & Dance.

Woodstock-&-Snoopy2Yesterday, I wrote about a favorite “local” band . . . Patchouli.   Today, I want to share five favorites from Tom Petty.

No matter my mood . . . No matter what I’m feeling . . .

Whether I’m flying high . . . Or feeling low . . .

Petty’s words resonate with gentle reminders that we must be patient and allow the path to unfold before us.

When I’m exploring or experimenting with something new . . . Learning to Fly:

When I’m feeling “trapped” or “hemmed” in . . . Wildflowers:

When I’ve jumped, while waiting for “the net” to appear . . . Free Falling:

When people don’t “get me” . . . You Don’t Know How It Feels:

And when I want a boost of energy . . . You Wreck Me, Baby.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. LittleMissVix - November 14, 2011

I love Free Fallin, amazing song! Great choices!

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

Sounds like Free Fallin’ is the hands down favorite! 😀

2. Three Well Beings - November 14, 2011

This post just put me on a new path! I am quite the music collector…for various reasons I have more than I can listen to in a lifetime, and for no real reason I haven’t particularly tuned into Petty, although I think I probably have most of his catalogue! “Petty’s words resonate with gentle reminders that we must be patient and allow the path to unfold before us.”–you got me! Now I’m really interested! Thank you…Debra

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

Some of Petty’s lyrics are less ZEN than others, but many of his songs remind me to celebrate my unique qualities without getting caught up in my reputation with others.

Be Here Now!

3. Andra Watkins - November 14, 2011

Thanks, Nancy, for helping me remember how much I love Tom Petty.

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

I could easily have included twice as many favorites from his playlist. What an amazing singer/songwriter.

4. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - November 14, 2011

I love it, skipped right to Free Fallin’!

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

Great song . . . “and I’m FREE . . . free fallin’ “

5. Judith - November 14, 2011

I too love Free Fallin – Petty just gets it right. 🙂

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

Here’s to following our own road . . .

6. spilledinkguy - November 14, 2011

How can you not love Tom Petty?!
Rock on!

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

Yes, indeed! 😀

7. sufilight - November 14, 2011

Haven’t listened to him in looong time! Nice selection, my favorite one is “Learning to Fly”.

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

Glad you enjoyed. I also love . . . “Time to move on, time to get going, what lies ahead, I have no way of knowing, but under my feet, babe, grass is growing, time to move on, time to get going.”

We have to let go of what isn’t working . . . to make room for what is coming round the bend. 😀

8. kateshrewsday - November 14, 2011

Nice to have a ‘feelgood’ recommendation, Nancy 🙂 Thanks.

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

He’s a singer/songwriter with staying power, for sure.

9. Pocket Perspectives - November 14, 2011

Ahhhhh…wildflowers….. : ) thank you!

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

It’s a pretty song with a wonderful message ~ “you belong somewhere you feel free.”

10. Jeanne - November 14, 2011

Learning to Fly is my favorite 🙂 thanks for sharing…It’s been awhile since I heard it.

nrhatch - November 15, 2011

Learning to Fly is perfect for the Flying G’ma! 😉

11. Cindy - November 14, 2011

Love Tom Petty ❤

nrhatch - November 15, 2011

He’s been a part of my music playlist for 30+ years.

12. jannatwrites - November 14, 2011

I think I might be the only person who doesn’t care for Free Fallin’. Never have 🙂 BUT, I do like Wildflowers (and many of his other songs!)

My all-time favorite Tom Petty song is ‘Don’t Do Me Like That’. I never change the radio when that one plays…

nrhatch - November 15, 2011

Good song! I love when a song really grabs our attention and we can’t change the station (or get out of the car) until the last note is heard. 😎

13. granny1947 - November 15, 2011

Good Afternoon NR…as I can’t hear any of that at work I will have to visit you again from home tonight!

nrhatch - November 15, 2011

It’s a good thing that I didn’t know about blogs and blogging when I worked at the University. It would have been too tempting to tune in rather than focusing on AmeriCorps stuff. 😉

14. Tokeloshe - November 15, 2011

Great selection!

nrhatch - November 15, 2011

I had a tough time narrowing it down. Petty is definitely NOT a one-hit-wonder. 😀

15. eof737 - November 16, 2011

Excellent! I haven’t listened too his music in ages… Lovely selections too. 🙂

nrhatch - November 16, 2011

Music exceeds our capacity to consume ~ so many wonderful songs to enjoy . . . so little time.

16. 2e0mca - November 16, 2011

Tom Petty… Ahh! that’s definitely better 🙂 Very nice selection Nancy!

nrhatch - November 16, 2011

Glad you enjoyed, Martin. He’s a cool dude. 😎

17. Pocket Perspectives - November 16, 2011

Hi Nancy…just stopping by to listen to Wildflowers again…. : ) Oh, that’s a wonderful song! Wish I had been in some wildflowers today…I’ll have to find them inside I guess : )

nrhatch - November 16, 2011

Awesome! I used to listen to it all the time in the winter . . . while picturing fields of summer flowers. Feel free!

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