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1  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Mellencamp.com Blog / Re: Mellencamp.com Community Member Patricia on: August 19, 2010, 03:04:54 pm
Nope didn't take it that way Smiley  just covering my butt in case something else comes up. lol! I hate how sometimes on these message boards things sound more serious than we mean them to be.


I had a question ready but by the time i decided that i "might" have guts to ask it, they were on the last one. So good for you! I do remember your question now, I didn't quite catch all of them, a couple of them were hard for me to hear.




Sorry, Patricia! I hope I didn't give the impression I was criticizing you! I didn't take notes either. I wish I had. I was surprised at what I recalled, though I couldn't recall exact questions. You recalled more details than I did.

I was the moron who stood up and asked the question about the guitar player (Marc Ribot) whose name I mispronounced.


That is right, Lori. I think my wording is bad there as I was just going from memory and trying to hit as many topics as I could remember. I didn't think about the timing myself as I was writing, I was more focused on just trying to get as much as I could on paper since everyone was asking, and the part about taking care of the kids really struck me.

So I guess I should give the same qualification to the readers here that I gave to Sharon/Tony - I did not take notes, this is just my best recollection after travelling home, and it is not the same order as the conversation during the event. There was a lot to cover so hopefully between everyone we will cover it pretty well!

Had I known you were there, I would have said hello!



John never said anything to indicate he was married to Elaine when BD came out. He talked about not wanting to do anything to promote the album, and he took time off to paint.

He spoke of the heart attack and taking forced time off then when talking about he and Elaine both not working and knowing what was on TV and the boys were little, but I don't think he made reference the time period. I think he spoke of both things at the same time, though, so it might have sounded like he meant that.


Awesome review, Patricia. Thanks so much for taking the time to write that out. Somebody should tell John that he wasn't married to Elaine when "Big Daddy" came out. In fact, he didn't marry her until a year after "Whenever We Wanted"  was released and didn't even meet her until the "Get a Leg Up" video shoot in 1991. Also, Hud and Speck weren't born until after "Human Wheels." He's really bad with dates and things like that and always has been, but he's still entertaining as hell. Thanks again for the great review.

2  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Mellencamp.com Blog / Re: Mellencamp.com Community Member Patricia on: August 19, 2010, 01:16:58 pm
That is right, Lori. I think my wording is bad there as I was just going from memory and trying to hit as many topics as I could remember. I didn't think about the timing myself as I was writing, I was more focused on just trying to get as much as I could on paper since everyone was asking, and the part about taking care of the kids really struck me.

So I guess I should give the same qualification to the readers here that I gave to Sharon/Tony - I did not take notes, this is just my best recollection after travelling home, and it is not the same order as the conversation during the event. There was a lot to cover so hopefully between everyone we will cover it pretty well!

Had I known you were there, I would have said hello!



John never said anything to indicate he was married to Elaine when BD came out. He talked about not wanting to do anything to promote the album, and he took time off to paint.

He spoke of the heart attack and taking forced time off then when talking about he and Elaine both not working and knowing what was on TV and the boys were little, but I don't think he made reference the time period. I think he spoke of both things at the same time, though, so it might have sounded like he meant that.


Awesome review, Patricia. Thanks so much for taking the time to write that out. Somebody should tell John that he wasn't married to Elaine when "Big Daddy" came out. In fact, he didn't marry her until a year after "Whenever We Wanted"  was released and didn't even meet her until the "Get a Leg Up" video shoot in 1991. Also, Hud and Speck weren't born until after "Human Wheels." He's really bad with dates and things like that and always has been, but he's still entertaining as hell. Thanks again for the great review.

3  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Mellencamp.com Blog / Re: Mellencamp.com Community Member Patricia on: August 19, 2010, 11:24:25 am
Glad you liked it. Reading back now I feel like I left out a lot, but perhaps it is just best to go with what stood out first!

I can't believe I left out the baptism story. I know it is posted in another article here, but it was the first time I had heard it.

And yes, there were a few times where John was getting jumbled about dates, etc. At one point he said "Where's Elaine? Ask her."  (She had been standing over by the side aisle but had moved to her seat so John wasn't seeing her right away.)

I am right there with him when it comes to dates, and was thinking that at the time - I don't have difficulty remembering things that have happened in my life buy putting them on a timeline isn't the easiest.
4  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Grammy Show Reports on: August 19, 2010, 11:04:53 am
My report is over in the blog section. Reading it now i feel like i left out so much!
5  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Grammy Show Reports on: August 18, 2010, 09:35:00 pm
I turned a report in to Sharon and Tony this evening, that I believe will be posted tomorrow - I had to turn around and come right home from LA and I am exhausted.

Sorry i didn't call anyone. The staff were pretty firm about turning off phones, no cameras etc. and repeated the request a couple of times so I did. There were a lot of media people there and we were asked not to take pictures or anything that would interfere:)
6  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: Tavis Smiley Report! on: August 18, 2010, 09:20:55 pm
thanks so much for posting this.
7  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Toledo Streets Mellencamp Interview on: August 16, 2010, 08:25:52 pm
thanks for posting this. i know he's said it before, but the part about giving up too early - is something that really hits home.
8  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: JM on Tavis Smiley show all next week! on: August 16, 2010, 08:18:38 pm
I am not sure why, but my local PBS station is only airing two nights of this:(

Will there be any video links provided here?
9  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Introduce Yourself / Re: Welcome and hello! on: August 16, 2010, 08:11:55 pm
Hello, I am Ottawa aka Brian and I am alive and well. I live in Indianapolis, IN. I have 5 kids and 3 grand kids. To all my fellow Club Cherry Bombers friends I am alive and doing as well as I can. I can't remember my last show but it has been a few years for sure. Much of my life is the same with the exception that my children are all older now. Jacob will be 18 next month and Rachael the youngest will be 17 in October. No more child tax credits :-( Well I may go to one of the Indy shows. Look forward to see those I know.


Brian, it is so good to hear from you! I've been able to keep up with a bunch of the folks, but sure miss hearing from you and several others I hope will pop up.
10  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Mellenmoments / Re: Mellenmoments on: August 16, 2010, 08:05:04 pm
that made my day, Jane!
11  NON-JOHN DISCUSSION / Music You Like / NIN on: August 16, 2010, 07:44:17 pm
 "wish" is probably the most awesome thing i've ever heard live. will blow the roof off any venue.
12  NON-JOHN DISCUSSION / Music You Like / Runnin' down a dream - Tom Petty on: August 16, 2010, 07:42:55 pm
Petty fans! I know yer out there!
13  NON-JOHN DISCUSSION / Music You Like / U2 on: August 16, 2010, 07:41:52 pm
I know there are several of us that hang out on both boards. always nice to make a double musical connection.

I last saw U2 at the big 2009 Rosebowl concert available on DVD. As the NA tour was rescheduled. . . i have a long wait to see them again.
14  NON-JOHN DISCUSSION / Music You Like / Re: Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey on: August 16, 2010, 07:38:59 pm
will have to check them out!
15  NON-JOHN DISCUSSION / Music You Like / Re: Lady Gaga on: August 16, 2010, 07:38:00 pm
can't say i qualify as a little monster. i would be interested in seeing her sometime. I love the outfits and i hear it's quite a production!
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