Tom Petty

I have always loved the music of Tom Petty, and was an especially conspicuous fan in my younger days. A friend wrote me this morning:

I instantly thought of you when I heard the news, in particular you telling us that you were in the Nevada desert, concluded you needed to hear “I Need to Know” and hitched back to 27 East Northrup [our hangout in Buffalo, NY] to hear it on our stereo.

I told part of the story at a poetry reading at Stanford University back in 1984:


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