A defiant Tom Petty
Oct 18, 2017 1:00 AM - Years ago, a DJ out of Chicago summed up the song "I Won't Back Down" with a remark, "A defiant Tom Petty." The phrasing and sense of his words seemed certainly perfect but as fleeting as anything else. Las Vegas just happened Oct. 1. It happened to all of us and we don't know why. We can only try to wrangle it into some purpose, some ultimate reason, but most of the time it's useless in this too-often-clouded stream of events, of information, of pain and sorrow.