Here’s one of things that just sucks about the internet age: premature news of the worst kind. First we hear that Tom Petty is dead, then we hear that the LAPD didn’t intend to confirm his passing. And now we are left to wonder, and hope.
I was never a huge Tom Petty fan, but he wrote at least one perfect song: Free Fallin’. It’s an anthem, and one of those songs that perfectly captures the modern world, where things are just . . . adrift. Here’s hoping, against hope, that the reports are wrong.