I spent a lot of time in the car this weekend, driving to Nebraska and back. After I made it through a few Tom Petty records I realized something remarkable. His songs are able to move from intensely personal, to brash and brazen rock and roll, to tongue-in-cheek humor and none of it seems out of character. The more of himself that he shares, the more I like him.
Look for today's Talking Tracks episode later this evening. We're almost at the end of season 3!