Earlier this year, I mentioned that numbers 1a and 1b on my list of top songwriters are Warren Zevon and Stuart Murdoch. High on the second tier, perhaps #3 overall on that list would be Tom Petty (with Patterson Hood not too far behind).
Kyle Whelliston is also gifted with words, but instead of writing songs, Kyle writes about the world of mid-major college basketball. He’ll drift off onto other topics sometimes too. One of those digressions was about Tom Petty, one of Kyle’s favorite songwriters. Kyle’s writeup of what Tom Petty is all about is so much better than anything I could do and is a good example of why I think Kyle is such a gifted writer. Go read that and then appreciate Petty’s talents too.
Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers