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 on: August 26, 2014, 10:03:09 am 
Started by sharonc - Last post by TonyBClubManager
It would be interesting to know if John does his own album artwork. 




Mie

Obviously the painting is by John, but he doesn't do the design/layout, but he is intimately involved with it and gives a lot of direction/input.

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 on: August 26, 2014, 07:08:50 am 
Started by PlainSpoken - Last post by sheilafarmer
I really don't believe Elaine is the cheating type, plus John doesn't have the best track record. Even when he performs "Small Town" he blames himself. Anyway, I always thought John and Meg were odd together and sooner or later they realize that too. So all we can do is wish John the best.

I'm still a big fan and I look forward to John's new rock or not so rock album. I already preordered it so I'm just waiting. Best of luck!
 Roll Eyes

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 on: August 26, 2014, 06:13:20 am 
Started by PlainSpoken - Last post by kicker
@ dusty947 - its my suggestion john stay away from women for awhile (if he doesnt have one already lined up or freinds with benefits) and go see a counselor.

I have a much better suggestion, you go see a counselor, because it's been obvious for a while that you desperately need one.

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 on: August 25, 2014, 09:48:23 pm 
Started by PlainSpoken - Last post by geegee
@ dusty947 - its my suggestion john stay away from women for awhile (if he doesnt have one already lined up or freinds with benefits) and go see a counselor.

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 on: August 25, 2014, 10:53:54 am 
Started by sharonc - Last post by Smalltownboy
It would be interesting to know if John does his own album artwork. 




Mie

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 on: August 25, 2014, 10:52:19 am 
Started by sharonc - Last post by Smalltownboy
What a great package!



Mike

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 on: August 25, 2014, 09:42:47 am 
Started by sharonc - Last post by sharonc



The Museum of Art— DeLand at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in downtown DeLand on Friday, October 10, 2014. The exhibition will feature some 40 oil and mixed media paintings, which will remain on view at the Museum until December 28, 2014.

The multi-talented singer-songwriter, actor and humanitarian was inspired to paint by his artist mother at a young age growing up in Seymour, Indiana. In the early ’80s, he attended the Art Students League of New York and was influenced by, among others, German-Expressionists Otto Dix and Max Beckmann.

Mellencamp’s unbridled creativity enables him to aesthetically express hard-hitting truthful messages with distinctive perception. “John Mellencamp’s subject matter is of human existence painted as simply, starkly
and fully as he himself experienced it,” said Museum of Art—DeLand CEO George Bolge. “Art is not merely something he uses to clarify his position or to give point to his vision of life, it’s the very substance of who he is and what he wants to say.”

It is Mellencamp’s direct, frontal studies of humanity which people this exhibition. He is the kind of artist
that doesn’t sweep the dark side of life under the rug, but who pulls the rug back to see what lies hidden
underneath, and then tosses it aside to get to the business of cleaning it up. “I have a lot of opinions,” said
John Mellencamp, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. “This is what I think
and you don’t have to agree with me.”

In recent years, his paintings take on themes such as racism, war, faith and justice. “Mellencamp doesn’t
wince at grappling with issues of his heart, whether autobiographical or political,” wrote contributing
editor for ARTnews and New York Times Hilarie M. Sheets in the 2013-published catalogue The Paintings of
John Mellencamp. “He often paints in a free, more graffiti-like style, layering text and pictographic images
on canvases evocative of the frenetic street-art energy of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

Mellencamp sees painting as simply another way to remain productive for then “I have something to
show for my time,” said the artist.

The Paintings of John Mellencamp at the Museum of Art—DeLand will be Mellencamp’s first art exhibition
in Florida. Visitors to Volusia County will be fortunate to have a unique opportunity to view an
exceptional soul-searching exhibition, which promises to equal the other numerous accomplishments of
this veteran entertainer.

Following the DeLand showing, the exhibition will travel to the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta,
Georgia, where it will be on view from January 11 through April 12, 2015. Recent exhibitions of the artist’s
work have been on view at the Butler Institute of American Art, in Youngstown, Ohio, and at the
Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.


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 on: August 23, 2014, 12:46:59 pm 
Started by PlainSpoken - Last post by dusty947
Who is making a real big statement here that is preferably in their own mind?  No one really knows.....Love & Happiness

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 on: August 23, 2014, 11:51:31 am 
Started by PlainSpoken - Last post by geegee
@ plain spoken - nowhere do i see elaine mentioned in the song. you are making a real big statement here that is preferably in your own mind. looking back on johns history with women, speaks more of the truth. me personally i believe john did cheat on elaine and dumped his marriage/family life for meg. as far as "long distance" naw i dont think so. same thing happen to meg. so what goes around comes around. ever since they got together there has been publicity all over the internet about her. well she got what she wanted, but she cant have what doesnt belong to her.

its sad. elaine was a good wife, mother and one classy lady. i really believe that when she said her marriage vows she meant them. its so sad and stupid on johns part that he never gave elaine that chance to fulfill them. but hey thats johns style. and i wouldnt doubt it if there is already another one he has, and oh yeah theyre quietly dating and all that bs.

and i kept telling everyone here, what was gona happen, all i got was back lash. well now folks what do you think?

yeah i know im gona get rotten apples thrown at me.  but it dont take away what i have been saying the last 3 years.

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 on: August 23, 2014, 06:40:59 am 
Started by chrispasc - Last post by chrispasc
Any news of John coming to the UK in 2015?

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