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1  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Polls / Re: Favorite Video from the Scarecrow Album? on: March 10, 2019, 05:29:49 pm
Rain on the Scarecrow, without a doubt, great commentary on the plight of the small farm/farmer wrapped up in an awesome song!!!
I can't vote these song parings individually as both albums are, without question, amazing; but I believe the Scarecrow album is the dearest and truest album to so many hearts and minds, surely the best album of that era, in my mind, of any artist or band!!!
3  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Articles / Re: Mellencamp Show’ reveals an old rocker who can still let loose on: March 10, 2019, 05:14:26 pm
We saw the kick off tour show in South Bend, IN.  John might be 67; but his songs are truly ageless to those that love his music.  The band members may show age; but they too are ageless when watching the show, so much energy, still such an enjoyable band to enjoy in concert!

Thank you John and band! 
4  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask / Re: Longest Days on: March 10, 2019, 05:00:16 pm
I think it's a wonderful account John tells about what inspired him to write the song; and there is so much truth in the words of this song, thank you John!
5  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: ???South Bend Set List?????????? on: February 16, 2019, 08:19:40 pm
Hello Walktall 2010,

Quoting one of the band's concert appearance reviews,   
'On Thursday, John Mellencamp took the stage in South Bend to promote the release of his 24th studio album, “Other People’s Stuff.” '

I agree, John's 90's music was amazing stuff.  How he could think that those songs might have been lesser accomplished music, sad to read.  "Key West Intermezzo, Just Another Day, Not Running Anymore, Fruit Trader, Eden is Burning", who would say this is lesser music than the 80's music?  The only thing that might be said possibly is that music may never top the amazing success of the Scarecrow album.

In the kickin' kick-off show in South Bend last week, John and band played a very polished revision of "Hurts So Good", awesome sounding track from an amazing show!  I think it's sad that the audience could not appreciate the artistic presentation of the short info-movie!  If people  appreciate John's music, it's a package deal, please can they appreciate his life too?!

6  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: ???South Bend Set List?????????? on: February 08, 2019, 04:39:49 pm
Hello Mellenheads,

For anyone attending the upcoming shows, that is the exact set list John and the band played.  The thing is, if he is promoting his CD "Other People's Stuff", why did the band and John play so many of his hits?  Also did anyone receive their CD for and when purchasing tickets?  I didn't!

Either way, the band and John rocked the Morris Theater, South Bend!  Miriam Sturm, you really play fiddle like a musician possessed!  Rock on John and band!
7  NON-JOHN DISCUSSION / The Melting Pot / Re: Have to Mean Something (Colors and Numbers) and Mellencamp on: September 26, 2018, 07:08:51 pm
Racketeer, will this site let you or can you share a picture of this work?
8  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask / Re: OPM - OPS Album on: September 26, 2018, 07:02:47 pm
For those that did order tickets online, how will that free copy of his CD be made available?   I did not read that on this site, just that the CD would be made available. Are those details available yet?

"Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album “Other People’s Stuff” set for release on November 16th by Republic Records."
9  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Suggestions / John's Art Shown on: September 19, 2018, 10:14:21 am
Hello John and Fellow Mellenheads!

Does John have any plans to showcase his paintings and other art in Chicago gallery or perhaps in a venue in North Central or Northwest Indiana?  Has he allowed any of his art to transition to prints or any of his art available for purchase online; and if so, what is the URL please?  

I would love to invest in one of his pieces if approachable with a middle-class pocketbook.  Anyone know the answer to these questions?

10  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask / Re: OPM Album on: September 19, 2018, 09:52:33 am
Wow, will you look at JM, 66 + years and still touring, still rocking audiences, still launching new albums, exhibiting at art shows, still selling out venues, he is sure not ready for a rocking chair yet, ROCK ON JOHN! Rooty Toot Toot!
11  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: Mellencamp Newsletter: Welcome To John Mellencamp Paintings and Assemblages on: May 30, 2018, 12:47:49 pm
i don't think JM's paintings would sell within the average person's budget though I have not inquired to prove this to be true.  Maybe the team that admins this site could pass along to John a sincere wish and plea?  JM could consider this possibly as a charity fundraising venture of choice if further motivation is needed.  i have dreamed of and would love to own something that JM painted. 

He said in his Jane Pauley interview he always needs to be creating something daily.  Could JM create miniature art pieces, small paintings or even pendant pieces that could be strung up on leather cord of his characters or thoughts?  This might be something those that love JM's art but could not afford a gallery piece could manage to own.  How about it John?  The sale could be launched from his art website too?!
12  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask / Re: Chicago Theater October 2016 Video on: February 16, 2018, 11:09:16 am
Hello All & TonyBClubManager,

I really appreciate the moderator here pointing out the link i posted for the A&E by Request concert to be a bootleg release.  Knowing how John feels about  music being ripped off by download and thereby he and other artists shorted their due, i feel embarrassed at having been duped by the site. 

Again, thanks to the moderator for uncovering that truth! Shocked
13  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theater Available on Netflix 2/1 on: February 11, 2018, 01:57:24 am
Well Everyone,

I believe John has a read between the lines message even in all that commentary.  We're never going to really know all about him, as he said the artist leaves the shadow persona visible to the public; but maybe he's trying to quietly convey 'here's as much as i'd like you to know about me or remember me by'.  

He says he's 65 at the time of recording the narrative and so maybe this is it or maybe his touring days are like how he ends singing "Small Town".  You think the song is over maybe, then he counts "1,2,3,4.."; and there a few more bars and a couple more minutes to savor listening to John and the band play.

Was the summer of 2017 his band's and his last tour? Anyone seen or heard of 2018
concert dates for John? Is that the tease or the clue?  Roll Eyes
14  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask / Re: Chicago Theater October 2016 Video on: February 01, 2018, 10:43:59 pm
It appears there was a release of that A & E by Request concert but Amazon & eBay do not show an option to purchase it.  
15  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask / Re: Tour on: January 30, 2018, 09:59:19 am
So watching John in an interview with Jane Pauley summer, 2017, John says he's not that interesting.  Truth be told, he's just finished a tour on his album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies that gave the band and him rave reviews, had an extended display of his rock memorabilia at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, was nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, results seemingly still forthcoming, has his Chicago Theater Plain Spoken Tour concert coming out on NetFlix 2.1.18 and has rekindled the spark or the flame between Meg Ryan and him, all the time media watching, reporting on him, paparazzi moving on every block that Meg and him are visible walking and so on.  So John, how is it that you believe after forty years, you're just not that interesting? 

Yet, there seems to be hushed silence about a 2018 tour or any mention of touring any further here or anywhere in the outer space of news media.  Has the band and John decided to call it quits on touring?  Is the hush on touring due to John has had enough of the public and is going to live out the remainder of his life quietly pursuing family, love and his other artistic interests? 

I am here to say John is incorrect in saying he is just not that interesting as he stated in that interview with last summer.  I know there are more than just the couple people here and I that would like to know the answer to this burning question, "Is there going to be a tour this year or anymore touring, John?"
Huh Wink
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