So you don’t get the Tom Petty fixation?

I recommend a few days with gonegator radio online at This radio station plays Tom Petty’s music most of the time and intersperses them with songs from friends (including fellow Traveling Wilbury alumns like Bob Dylan and George Harrison and many more) and his idols and influences.

The thing that people who only know Petty from a handful of radio hits tend not to understand is the impressive depth, range, and consistency of his catalogue of original songs or the superior ability to put on a tremendous live show that both fleshes and out reenergizes even his oldest hits but also reveals him as a master cover artist to rank with the very greats of that genre.

His genius skill with phrasing his own lyrics is equally evident when interpreting those of rock n’ roll, jazz, blues, country, and R&B legends like Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, the Byrds, Muddy Waters, Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Bo Didley, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and truly many more.

With Gonegator Radio you’ll at least get a sample of the former strength as they play consistently brilliant TPATH songs from each of the dirverse eras of his career and selected from all over the albums—not just from the singles. This is the best thing short of borrowing my i-pod for being exposed to the depth and range of Tom’s amazing catalogue. I will keep the link on the blog in the links section soon as I figure out how to add them.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.