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Unchained melodies: I won’t back down

This is my choice for the theme for BloodhoundBlog Unchained. Teri Lussier has a different idea, which I’ll share with you tomorrow. If you think both of us are all wet, say so by email, telling me what you think our theme should be. Be assured that there will be music. It it’s too loud, you’re too old.

This is Tom Petty again, covered by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. The song is I won’t back down — in many respects the theme song of my own life. Petty has hundreds of letters from people who turned to this simple little shit-kicker song for strength when they were confronted, by threats or temptations, with the prospect of betraying their own souls. I can’t think of a more important job for art to do than to lend people the courage to be who they are, damn the consequences.

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    9 Comments so far

    1. Brian Brady November 27th, 2007 9:37 pm

      Either “My Way”- The Elvis version or
      “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy

    2. Sean M. Broderick, CCIM November 27th, 2007 10:07 pm

      in honor of Geno on his trip to Hawaii.. boyee

    3. Lane Bailey November 27th, 2007 11:09 pm

      2 Legit 2 Legit to quit

    4. Russell Shaw November 28th, 2007 1:01 am

      Eddie Vedder singing anything by Tom Petty is going to be good. Plus, it was Pearl Jam who went up against Ticketmaster back in the early 90′s.

      In short: GOOD CHOICE!

    5. Brad Coy November 28th, 2007 2:27 am

      a dissident! great cover. It’s got my vote.

    6. JeffX November 28th, 2007 11:02 am

      “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy

      suggested by Brian Brady…Priceless…but only if he agrees to Karaoke the song at the conference…

    7. Brian Wilson November 28th, 2007 12:54 pm

      “I can’t think of a more important job for art to do than to lend people the courage to be who they are, damn the consequences.”

      Perfectly put, Greg. Couldn’t have said it better.

      Brian Wilson,

    8. Brad Coy November 28th, 2007 1:35 pm

      @jeffx and @brain brady with re: karaoke “fight the power” I’m thinking in full costume as “Radio Raheem”

    9. Thomas Johnson November 29th, 2007 12:42 am

      Oh my, The devil made me do it!