Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
5130 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1071

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1876779 3-Oct-2017 16:50
Send private message

MikeAqua:

 

Coil:

 

Apparently he has not died.  CBS report was faux. 
Petty is on life support from what is known. 

 

 

The most recent reporting I can find is that he has no brain activity and was taken off life support but is holding on.

 

To quote one twitter user "Tom Petty may not be dead but journalism is"

 



In those situations they often just put them on a drip (if even that) and let them starve / dehydrate to death. Still breathing but no brain activity......they usually refuse to feed the undead corpse for more than a handful of days unless the family want to take the person home and keep it fed, watered and cleaned at their own expense in memory of who they used to be. 

 

 





____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


930 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 404

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1876787 3-Oct-2017 17:13
Send private message

Looks like he may have officially been pronounced dead :/






2322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1085

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1877149 4-Oct-2017 11:49
Send private message

I bought the 4-hour Tom Petty documentary 'Runnin' Down a Dream' a couple of years ago, still to watch it. So, now I will most definitely find the time. RIP Tom.


2293 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 897

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1877159 4-Oct-2017 12:07
Send private message

There's something particularly sad about listening to the music of a recently departed artist.

 

Same for documentaries. There was an excellent one on TV about Pink Floyd and they spent a lot of time talking about Syd Barrett. Gilmour and Waters were still emotional about it after all these years. Makes listening to Wish You Were Here and SOYCD even more touching.

 

 


17544 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5047

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1877162 4-Oct-2017 12:09
Send private message

kryptonjohn:

 

There's something particularly sad about listening to the music of a recently departed artist.

 

 

Yup. Same with when Murray Ball passed away recently, pulling out the footrot flats books made me very sad. Even though he hadn't produced anything new for a while, the thought it wouldn't ever happen again was .. poignant.


2322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1085

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1877171 4-Oct-2017 12:31
Send private message

kryptonjohn:

 

There's something particularly sad about listening to the music of a recently departed artist.

 

Same for documentaries. There was an excellent one on TV about Pink Floyd and they spent a lot of time talking about Syd Barrett. Gilmour and Waters were still emotional about it after all these years. Makes listening to Wish You Were Here and SOYCD even more touching.

 

 

 



 

+1 for the Pink Floyd doco. It was an incredibly touching tribute, still sticks in my mind several years after viewing.


2293 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 897

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1877180 4-Oct-2017 12:45
Send private message

How creepy was the return of the mute, hairless, pot-bellied Barrett to their recording studio? <shudder>

 

 


2322 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1085

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1877264 4-Oct-2017 14:40
Send private message

kryptonjohn:

 

How creepy was the return of the mute, hairless, pot-bellied Barrett to their recording studio? <shudder>

 

 

 

 

That's the specific section of the doco that sticks in my mind. Tragic, and almost impossible to reconcile the latter day Barrett with the popular extrovert in the early days of the band.


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44


OPPO brings advanced technology to the smartphone market with new device
Posted 24-Jul-2018 09:20


Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.