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 on: August 19, 2017, 09:50:04 pm 
Started by racketeer - Last post by racketeer
Well...hiya to the members of the club
One of the female rock stars I like
who actually knows what to say in such and such a
situation is Stevie Nicks. Although I am an aspiring littleknown artist who more often than not faces rejections of a musical type of dream to be a star. or even a
superstar!!! Lol...usually you get a referral to an embarassing agent or something. You know it aint easy to do that either way.
But Stevie wrote a lullabye that just blows me away forever and it's publically available (Time and Space)
at least for twenty years and on You Tube. And I want fans to be happy today after reading a post of mine. It would make me feel alot better.
A Whole Lotta Trouble For You
Did you change your mind at the very last moment?
Did you say, "Stop for a second, think for a minute-"
In the morning light, she said,
"When will I see you? "
He said, "I don't think tomorrow"
And the angel said, "you must've had a dream"
But the dream fell through...on and on...
Then came another dream and the dream came true
When I want something, I get it
This could be a whole lotta trouble
A whole lotta trouble,
A whole lotta trouble for you
This could be a whole lotta trouble for you
"You're not my friend, you're not my l.u.v.
And these are things we really don't discuss...
Where were you?
Sometimes I hear you crying,
But I wake up and I get through it."
Yes this could be a whole lot of trouble,
A whole lotta trouble, a whole lotta trouble for you.
Not guilty! Have mercy!
Yes you could be my prisoner,
You're not living in the real world.
You're not living in the real world.
This could be a whole lot of trouble for you.

Truly beautiful Stevie.I hope this gets posted.

 on: August 18, 2017, 05:59:22 pm 
Started by ro345 - Last post by ro345
Hi Folks,

Mr Mellencamp has always been a vocal anti-racism advocate.  Jack and Diane was originally written about an inter-racial couple, but it was deemed too controversial.  I have created a petition to ask Mr Mellencamp to rewrite the song as he originally intended.

If you don't like the petition, then move along.  I'm not interested in engaging in a debate about racism.

If you like the petition, then it could be great if signed it and forwarded on social media.  Thanks.

 on: August 18, 2017, 07:31:35 am 
Started by pjkwas - Last post by TonyBClubManager
I bought two tickets. I am just wondering when the tickets will be shipped.

You would need to check with your ticket seller. It's very possible your tickets are digital tickets that are downloaded and printed at home

 on: August 17, 2017, 10:10:56 pm 
Started by pjkwas - Last post by pjkwas
I bought two tickets. I am just wondering when the tickets will be shipped.

 on: August 16, 2017, 04:20:44 pm 
Started by sharonc - Last post by Aeroplane2
I have been watching John's song set for the first leg of the tour. I am wondering is he going to change up that line up any or will he continue with the canned list I've seen he and the band have played at all his tour dates so far?

I've seen interviews where John says he hates the road life and figure this may be his last tour. i would really like to hear him play some of his more Latin fusion/Caribbean rhythm type tunes like Just Another Day, Key West intermezzo, I'm Not Running Anymore, Fruit Trader or Miss Missy, especially if these are his "Days of Farewell".  John will be playing at Ravinia in Highland Park, IL.  Would there be any chance your staff could psss this request along?  Thank you and wanna say Thank You, John!

 on: August 16, 2017, 07:10:15 am 
Started by pjkwas - Last post by TonyBClubManager
When will Farm Aid tickets be distributed?

Can you explain your question further? Tickets and pre sale tickets have already gone on sale and sold out.

 on: August 15, 2017, 06:12:32 pm 
Started by MrSickboy50 - Last post by kicker
A region free Blu-Ray/DVD player would do the trick. Smiley

 on: August 15, 2017, 06:05:45 pm 
Started by keefergl - Last post by kicker
Most of John's albums sound fabulous in their original vinyl and CD editions, remasters are a crap shoot regardless of whether it's analog or digital, some are an improvement and some are the complete opposite. I would love to see vinyl releases for Whenever We Wanted, Human Wheels, 98 S/T, Cuttin' Heads, and most of all ''Freedom's Road'' because the available CD of that one s is mastered way too loud, and is sorely lacking in dynamics, a downright shame for such a great album.

 on: August 15, 2017, 04:01:46 pm 
Started by pjkwas - Last post by pjkwas
When will Farm Aid tickets be distributed?

 on: August 06, 2017, 11:57:03 pm 
Started by walktall2010 - Last post by walktall2010
Righteous Mellencamp rocked the State Fair
By Molly Snyder

John Mellencamp, the artist formerly known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, is definitely at home in the heartland. Tonight, he played for 100 minutes on the Main Stage at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Mellencamp, who is now 65 and still resides in Indiana, is on his "Sad Clowns & Hillbillies" tour, with Carlene Carter, through Sept. 3. The tour promotes his new album (with many contributions from Carter) of the same name that was released in April but, of course, is also a retrospective of his rock 'n' roll anthems.

"We're gonna do some songs you know, some songs you don't know, some songs you can sing along to and some songs you can dance to. We're gonna do all kinds of songs tonight," Mellencamp told the audience a few songs into the show.

Indeed, he and his band of six followed through with that promise. The crowd sang along with "Small Town," "Rain on the Scarecrow," "Crumbling Down," "Pink Houses" and "Cherry Bomb." There was even a little dancing at times (good job, often-sedentary Milwaukeeans) and offbeat-but-passionate maraca playing by a fervent fan in front of us.

An acoustic version of "Jack & Diane" was particularly appreciated by the crowd. He told us that he wrote the song in 1980 sitting in his room and listening to, then joining in, "some activity" in the next room.

"That 'activity' seemed a lot more interesting than anything going on in my room, and so by 2:30 in the morning, both activities were complete, including this song," he said. "I don't even know why I play this anymore. I guess it's because I know you folks wanna hear it."

Some fans were less enthused with new tune, "Easy Target," a political ballad that critiques income inequality in America and praises the Black Lives Matters movement. A few fans left after that song and others yelled out "you need a shot" and "this is a Liberal's song!"

Mellencamp and his band, dressed in black suits and white shirts, looked and sounded great. Mellencamp's raspy voice was every bit as powerful as it was on his studio albums. A bluesy, soulful, version of "Stones In My Passway" showcased the strength of his voice.

Since he entered the music scene in 1976, Mellencamp collected 22 Top 40 hits and was nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, winning one. He is also known for co-organizing the first Farm Aid benefit concert with Neil Young and Willie Nelson in Champaign, Illinois in 1985. As of 2017, Farm Aid concerts have raised over $50 million for struggling family farmers.

This was a bucket list show for me. Although more a fan of "alternative" music during the MTV days when Mellencamp first made his musical mark, so many of his songs are deeply engrained in my psyche and would definitely belong on the Generation X Soundtrack, if there ever was one.

Show opener Carlene Carter performed on numerous songs with Mellencamp. Carter, who is the daughter of the late June Carter Cash and the stepdaughter of the late Johnny Cash, told a variety of charming and heartfelt quips and stories in-between songs.

"My mama told me I couldn't have sex until I was married, and so I got married," she said. "A lot."

Carter was romantically linked to Howie Epstein, a Milwaukee native and longtime bassist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers who died from a heroin overdose in 2003. "I will always have a special place in my heart for Milwaukee because of Howie," she said. "He's on tour with the angels and I'm on tour with y'all."


Lawless Times

John Cockers

Minutes to Memories

Small Town

Stones in My Passway

Pop Singer

Check It Out

Jack & Diane

Grandview (with Carlene Carter)

My Soul's Got Wings (with Carlene Carter)

Easy Target

Overture (Mellencamp's violin player accompanied by an accordionist)

Rain on the Scarecrow

Paper in Fire

Crumblin' Down

Authority Song (with Land of 1000 Dances interlude)

Pink Houses

Cherry Bomb

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