Good Riddance to ‘Rolling Stone’

I am sorry Tom Petty died. I truly am.

The outcry of hysteria upon his premature and tragic passing revealed that Tom Petty, a consistently likable B+/A– performer, personality, and songwriter, had somewhere along the way been promoted to the rank of superstar. Why did this happen? Tom Petty was good, and he has some great songs, but he was not one of the great men of rock & roll; he was one of the very good average men of rock & roll. Yet watching the way the world mourned, mewled, and rended their clothing upon his passing, you would have thought he was, like, the nazz.

  • ntt1

    its virtue signaling combined with dogs circling and sniffing assholes., a milder version of the Korean opera that broke out after kim jong il’s passing where it could be a matter of life or death if you did not wail convincingly, I enjoyed Petty’s work, it was a soundtrack to many great road trips, but I have stopped well short of smashing crockery, rending clothes and dabbing soot on my face. he will live long as recorded sound and thats not too bad a fate

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Having grown up in the immediate shadow of the baby boom I saw very early on that Rolling Stone said nothing to me about my life. (Smiths reference: Panic.)

    • Clausewitz

      As a boomer, Rolling Stone was never relevant to my life or lifestyle. It’s just a holdover from the 60’s vainly searching for acceptance.

  • JohnfromToronto

    Nothing compared to what they’ve done to Gord Downie in Canada.