A Pinellas County musician who has rubbed elbows with
some of the biggest names in rock & roll is living
his dream and telling the world about his journey. Souza
says music has helped him heal and inspire him and he
hopes the book inspires other people to live their dreams!
Melissa Eichman, Bay News 9
5 ~ California Dreamin'
"At age 27 I had not developed my communication skills
to a point where I could make myself clear about my own
feelings and expectations. Most of my music friends and
acquaintances were in the same boat. My new friend Tom
Petty was too! When he picked me up with my bass guitar
at LAX in his two seater Opel sports car, I knew then
we were both "Runnin' Down a Dream" but while
narrating our ride up the 405 and over the "big hill"
as Tom described it and then into the San Fernando Valley,
I had a hard time figuring out what his plans were for
our future together. Although "T.P." obviously
had great skills communicating in music with his songs
as we all found out in the years to come! RIPTomPetty