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 11 
 on: November 20, 2018, 07:39:51 am 
Started by williehagfan1 - Last post by kicker
They make a great couple, wish they'd make a movie together. I may be alone in thinking this, but i thought John showed he could act/direct with ''Falling From Grace'', great movie, amazing soundtrack.

 12 
 on: November 19, 2018, 06:21:40 pm 
Started by williehagfan1 - Last post by williehagfan1
Hey John:

            Congratulations on your engagement to my favorite actress, Meg Ryan! All the best to you both.

 13 
 on: November 17, 2018, 07:21:41 pm 
Started by sharonc - Last post by kstucker
Hi Sharon:

Thanks so much for posting information about this event via the JM website and email to JM Community members!! 

I was very fortunate to snag two VIP meet and greet front row tickets to this event  Grin  Do you have details regarding the meet and greet?  Will an email be sent out with the details?

Many thanks for your help!  Smiley
-Karen

 14 
 on: November 17, 2018, 05:49:19 am 
Started by Bunniesrule2018 - Last post by Parkes71
It's been a long wait. It would be fantastic to have John back in Perth!

 15 
 on: November 14, 2018, 12:10:02 pm 
Started by sharonc - Last post by sharonc
http://www.riffmagazine.com/album-reviews/john-mellencamp-other-peoples-stuff/#comment-7444

Over the last three decades, John Mellencamp has covered a variety of musical styles, songs and rhythms under the umbrella of heartland rock. On his newest offering, Mellencamp digs deep into the archives of his musical experience. An homage to some of the greatest songwriting feats in history, Other People’s Stuff is emblematic of John Mellencamp’s storytelling ability and his time-tested musicality.

Other People’s Stuff
John Mellencamp
Republic Records, Dec. 7

Mellencamp selects some oldies through which he weaves beautiful orchestration and thoughtful narratives. The powerhouse cover of Jimmie Rodgers’ “Gambling Bar Room Blues” tells a familiar story of a man who can’t overcome his drunken ways and the havoc his habit wrecks on his life. Mellencamp injects incredible energy into this 1932 cut, just like he did in 1997 when he covered it the first time. Tambourines and twangy country vocals embellish the song’s familiar acoustic melody.

His rendition of “Wreck of The Old 97,” a song that chronicles a 1903 railway disaster, incorporates harmonicas and steel guitars. The story of tragedy and greed gives the tune an aura of folksy melancholy.

Other People’s Stuff spotlights the vocal range that John Mellencamp has displayed throughout his career. Certain tracks sound almost like they were sung by different people. The star-crossed love song “Mobile Blue” resonates because of his exploration of the depths of his melodies. This gives a somber feel to tracks like “Dark As a Dungeon,” about mining life.

Mellencamp uses his baritone octave on that song, as if his voice is a representation of the miner deep underground. Yet, “I Don’t Know Why I Love You” and others showcase the higher range of his vocal abilities. It’s incredible the same man sings both songs.



“Eyes on the Prize” is perhaps the most enduringly influential cut on the album. Mellencamp captures the spirit of the folk song, which was written during the Civil Rights movement of the ’60s about the struggles of early slaves. Mellencamp released this cover in time for midterm elections, re-contextualizing the song’s symbolism for the current political climate. The Tom Waits-esque grit of his voice adds emotional integrity, while the outlaw country twang provides urgency.

Although this is a covers album, John Mellencamp has no trouble bringing originality to these classics. Other People’s Stuff is a compilation of his own design. Although decades span between certain songs, the album avoids discontinuity. Thirty years into his career, Mellencamp still manages to bring something exciting to the heartland rock template.

 16 
 on: November 13, 2018, 06:17:04 pm 
Started by crowdscientist - Last post by crowdscientist
I was in the UK last May and...big surprise... discovered a Bob Dylan exhibition ("Drawn Blank Series"...Google it) at a small bar-restaurant (pub I guess) in London. So also a big surprise to discover not only does JM write/sing/play quite well, he is no slouch with the brush/paint/canvas. Checked him out online and noticed he has a exhibit currently in NYC. Kind of reminds me of Edvard Munch. What of plans to publish a book of paintings? Lemme know if JM organizes an exhibition in SF.

 17 
 on: November 13, 2018, 09:03:19 am 
Started by sharonc - Last post by jenniferz
I cannot find VIP pricing. Ticketmaster does not have the information listed.

 18 
 on: November 13, 2018, 07:40:05 am 
Started by sharonc - Last post by sharonc
John Mellencamp To Perform For The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center Benefit Dec. 14th
11.13.2018 - John Mellencamp was announced today as the feature performer for the 40th Anniversary of Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center Benefit Celebration, taking place Friday, December 14 at Auer Hall at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, 200 S. Jordan Avenue. Tickets and VIP packages will go on sale this Friday, November 16 at 10am ET at Ticketmaster. Please see below for VIP package options. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/05005569F2BC778F

Attendees will be treated to an intimate, acoustic performance from Mellencamp, as well as a conversation with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center’s director, Arjia Rinpoche. Doors will open at 7pm, with the show beginning at 8pm. Auer Hall is located on the second floor of the IU Simon Music Center.

The TMBCC is located at 3655 Snoddy Road on 108 acres of ground in the southeast corner of Bloomington, Indiana. It was founded in 1978 by Thubten Norbu (Tagtser Rinpoche), the Dalai Lama of Tibet’s eldest brother. In 2002, Norbu suffered a series of strokes and in 2005, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed Arjia Rinpoche, the former Abbot of Kumbum Monastery in Amdo, Tibet, to be its director. Under the leadership of Arjia Rinpoche, the TMBCC has continued to thrive and attract Buddhists, scholars, and other interested persons from all over the world to its grounds and to attend its programs. Its mission is to support the Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist cultures both in Asia and in the USA, provide Buddhist teachings in the Bloomington, Indiana area, and promote interfaith peace and harmony.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet has visited the TMBCC on six occasions, during which he consecrated the grounds and buildings and gave Buddhist teachings and talks to the general public.

The religious seat of the TMBCC is the Kumbum Chamtse Ling Temple that was built in 2003. Its mission is to promote interfaith peace and harmony. Along with the Dalai Lama, eleven different faith traditions cut the ribbons at its dedication. Its Jangchub Chorten and the Kalachakra Stupa are traditional Buddhist monuments to the Enlightened Mind of the Buddha.

Arjia Rinpoche and John Mellencamp have been friends for more than 10 years. The TMBCC is grateful to John for his continual support and extends to him its heartfelt thanks for performing this Benefit. For more information, please visit www.tmbcc.org.

Mellencamp will embark on his 2019 tour “The John Mellencamp Show” from February to April, starting with a sold out home state show in Indiana. The tour will follow the release of Mellencamp’s new album “Other People’s Stuff” on December 7 via Republic Records.

VIP Package Descriptions:

THE JOHN MELLENCAMP & ARJIA RINPOCHE VIP MEET & GREET EXPERIENCE
One Incredible Top Price Reserved Ticket in the Front Row*
Immerse Yourself in an Unforgettable Evening of Music & Culture
Meet John Mellencamp and Arjia Rinpoche
Receive an Invitation for Dinner, Compliments of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center**
This Special Event Will be Held Saturday Evening, the Night Following the Show, at the TMBCC
A Keepsake from an Exceptional Night
One Exclusive John Mellencamp Gift Item (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)

**Dinner will be held at the TMBCC, 3655 Snoddy Road, Bloomington, IN on Saturday, December 15th at 5:30 PM. More information to follow.

THE GOLD VIP PACKAGE
One Amazing Second Price Reserved Ticket in the First Ten (10) Rows
Receive an Invitation for Dinner, Compliments of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center**
This Special Event Will be Held Saturday Evening, the Night Following the Show, at the TMBCC
A Keepsake from an Exceptional Night
One Exclusive John Mellencamp Gift Item (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)

**Dinner will be held at the TMBCC, 3655 Snoddy Road, Bloomington, IN on Saturday, December 15th at 5:30 PM. More Information to follow

*VIP PACKAGE DISCLAIMER INFORMATION
All package purchasers will be contacted via e-mail a few days prior to the event date for information regarding the dinner event.

Information will be sent to the e-mail address provided at the time of purchase. If you do not receive an e-mail a few days prior to the
event, please contact JohnMellencampVIP@aegpresents.com.

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges under any circumstances. All packages and package contents (including will-call tickets) are non transferable. VIP merchandise will be shipped directly to each package purchaser, some exceptions may apply. VIP merchandise is not required for venue entry. Delivery of VIP merchandise could occur after event date. Please make sure to consider this before you decide to purchase a package. Information provided at the time of purchase (name, address, e-mail, etc.) is the same information that will be utilized for shipping and individual contact requirements where applicable. Package purchases are restricted to U.S. and Canadian addresses only. Merchandise will not be shipped outside of the U.S. or Canada under any circumstances. The artist tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase.

 19 
 on: November 12, 2018, 02:09:59 pm 
Started by Mellenfan71 - Last post by starliteshine
to tell the truth i still believe that john cheated on elaine with meg.  and when the truth came out there was the divorce.  john has been known for his cheating ways.  and i really dont believe that these 2 are engaged, by the pictures wedding rings on megs finger looks like they hitched already.  i still believe this is a big mistake.  as for daisy true JM is going to be the only father figure shes ever know.  tread lightly john.  theres another child at stake here whose vulnerable to adult foolishness, as shes has already been exposed too, and i read one of johns daughters doesnt want him to marry meg, i dont think to many people in his family are to happy about it, tho they try to make it look that way.  welp whats done is done and stupid is as stupid does.  and i can tell meg took art lessons from JM.   Roll Eyes

 20 
 on: November 11, 2018, 09:32:23 pm 
Started by sherrylig - Last post by sherrylig
Just wanted to say thanks to John Mellencamp for all of his meaningful music over the years, and especially for using his voice to reach people, accept others, and try to make our society better.  I've been listening to John's music for several decades and appreciate his dedication to send messages in his music.  My husband was diagnosed with ALS a couple of years ago, and 'life is short, even in its longest days' rings so true.  Thanks, John, for caring about people, the environment, our lands/ag, and values.  I hope you keep going for a long time Smiley

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