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reisa gerber
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« on: December 03, 2016, 06:45:32 am »

I was listening to "Whenever We Wanted To" and I smiled when I
heard "Love and Happiness" for the thousandth time. Hidden in the
excerpt was a "good morning" greeting for the love of his life.
John Mellencamp has roots in his own mind and it's boss. It's a
pleasure to see it. "Last Chance to Get up" is a further greeting!
"I feel nothing, I feel no pain, I feel no joy, no hurt inside...I only
have myself to blame... I see that the world passed me bye..."
Which of course, is a nineties type of blues...and reaching out for his princess, with his own words, "I can't stand alone", and " sharing and caring" enough to make clear that "Now More Than Ever" the world
needs l.u.v...and shady but clear are some of his classic and beautiful
"Get a Leg Up" though, precedes its goodbye themes with a song about
a highfalutin' mama who wants a good time, to his kind
of get a smile at his fast erosion..."keep yourself protected"...yeah...
Now "So Tough" is a beautiful love song about how he feels about
people who keep you running in circles while they walk around in a high
society beat..."They like to make you feel little, they like to make you
feel small..." and how "... " I'm not getting down on my knees..."
"Can you throw me a crumb now and then..."...
Yeah yeah yeah! " To hell with them!" So Tough.
Whatever his moonshadow was at the time, and where it took him in later
years, is just a tribute to his genius and the freakin' size of his work.
I'm satisfied. I really, really am.  I only mean well and can deal with any the end of the day, you have no choice but to take responsibility
for what you do.

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reisa gerber
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 03:16:07 pm »

"Whenever We Wanted" was a great album. A return to the rock sound that he hadn't really done since "American Fool" and "Uh-Huh". Great rock and roll record. "Get A Leg Up" and "Again Tonight" are my favorites from that one.
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