We weren’t sure how it happened and knew NASA was just as perplexed, when aliens made first contact on The Breakers. We knew it wasn’t “War of the Worlds” as there were no sightings of large, ugly “B-movie rated” or “Mystery Science Theater” creatures. Perhaps they needed to establish a virtual base and the Breakers was chosen because we happened to rez a moon-like setting. Whatever the truth (because it’s out there), no creature-human interaction was reported to the SL Secret Service (Highly Classified) department.
Thomas Earl Petty
(October 20, 1950 – Oct. 2, 2017)
When we learned that Tom Petty died we were all stunned. Many of us remember him as legendary, unique, gifted, one of the most “chilled” human beings you’d ever meet. A few of his most popular songs are “Free Fallin,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” “I Won’t Back Down,” and there are many others. His fans followed him through his musical evolution with “The Heartbreakers (1976) and the Traveling Wilburys and into his solo career.
On Nov. 8, Breakers New England sims held a tribute dance in his memory with the setting being the gate to heaven. While we danced, we recalled yet another talented legend that came into our lives and that his music will live on.
Did you know…
- That Tom Petty was turned on to rock and roll after meeting Elvis Presley? Back in 1961, when the film “Follow That Dream” was in production, Petty’s uncle was working on the set and invited Petty to join him.
- Don Felder (Eagles) was one of Petty’s first guitar teachers.
- Band evolution: formed the Epics which became Mudcrutch which split and Petty went solo. Petty, Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch became the early Heartbreakers. Petty joined Harrison’s band, The Traveling Wilbury’s in 1988.
- Petty had been married twice: First wife Jane Brenyo (married 1974/divorced 1996/2 daughters). Married Dana York June 3, 2001/stepson, Dylan.
The moment we rent our little haven in the Breakers, we’re planning all the special things we would love around us. Here we are the interior stylists and have the opportunity to mix and match vintage with historical, minimualistic with retro and don’t get us started on landscapes.
ONE OF THE monthly ideas for a themed dance was ancient Egypt. This had to be Temp’s idea because he’s known for historical decor. So he reached into his inventory’s Early Civilization’s folder and dug out a tomb, funeral Gods, Egyptian royal possessions, archeology gear, and even a mummy or two. This is how it all turned out.