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31  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County CD on: June 14, 2013, 11:02:58 am
beiing a fan of many of the artists on this cd (Costello, Cash, Kristofferson, Crow), it goes without saying that i like their songs.  i must say that currently my favorite is Neko Case, who i wasn't familiar with prior.  i'm sure my favorites will change the more i listen.
32  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Video & Audio / Re: JM Mural in Seymour on: June 13, 2013, 07:45:03 pm
i think it would be cool, and if Larry McDonald is involved, it will be a class act.  he wouldn't be part of anything less. 
33  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Photos / Re: Nashville Honors Gala Photo on: June 13, 2013, 07:42:02 pm
nice pics, i hadn't seen those
34  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask / Re: Black eye? on: June 13, 2013, 07:31:51 pm
im not the only one who disagrees with jm's relationship with meg and how it came about, theres been other posters and you and others know that too. and no i still dont believe it will last with them either.and as far as GB goes, i dont believe its gona go anywhere but splat into nothing.

and how is it you know 'how it came about'?  if you have that knowledge, then i don't see the reason you're on here blowing up the boards about JM and/or Meg, together or separate. 
35  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: My New Column on PopMatters - A Tribute to John Mellencamp and My Grandfather on: November 16, 2011, 10:10:05 pm
wow!  what a great job David.  you nailed it over and over.

well done!

i shared it on facebook.
36  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Blog / Re: Fall Tour Setlist (Updates) on: November 14, 2011, 05:11:13 pm
He added what if I came knockin

37  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Looking For Tix to Indy 11/19 on: November 13, 2011, 06:20:35 pm
looking for at least 2 tickets for the Indy show on 11/19, 4 if available.

if you have any, know of any, or hear of any, please let me know.  (they can be  2 sets of 2)

38  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Blog / Re: Additional photos from the No Better Than This Fall 2011 leg on: November 13, 2011, 05:21:32 pm
great photos sharon, thanks!
39  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Blog / Re: Palace Theatre Columbus OH Fan Photo Pass Photo Slide Show on: November 13, 2011, 05:17:13 pm
very nicely done!  i love it!
40  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Blog / Re: NJPAC Newark NJ 11/5/2011 Photos on: November 07, 2011, 05:59:43 pm

thanks sharon!
41  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Blog / Re: John and Tony Dancing to Rock in the USA on: November 07, 2011, 05:57:51 pm
can't help but smile watching that one

great quality video and sound for the songs posted on youtube from that show.  thanks to whoever did it!
42  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / No Better Than This Tour Talk / Re: Columbus Ohio on: November 03, 2011, 09:47:39 pm
I want to go to Reading tomorrow.

i feel ya dar.  i'd love louisville too, but i know it won't happen
43  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Blog / Re: Fan Photo Pass Columbus OH on: November 03, 2011, 06:59:37 pm
44  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / No Better Than This Tour Talk / Re: Columbus Ohio on: November 03, 2011, 01:07:44 pm
it was a great show!  john and the band all seemed to be having a good time.

everybody in the area i was in appeared to be really enjoying the songs, old and new.

it was great to see so many Mellenheads that i haven't seen since the beginning of this tour a year ago (and some longer).

i also had quite a few local friends there who haven't followed JM's music quite as much as some of us and weren't familiar with most (if not all) of his newer songs, but the ones i have talked to said they loved it!

sure wish i had tickets to another show!

45  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Articles / John Mellencamp: Latest musical journey a look inside the soul - Columbus OH on: November 03, 2011, 07:50:04 am
“Life is short even in its longest days,” John Mellencamp sang last night, midway through a two-hour set in the Palace Theatre. It was advice, he said, offered by his 100-year-old grandmother.

Mellencamp has learned plenty on his own during his 40 years making music, from being molded early on into teen idol Johnny Cougar to breaking into the top of pop music on his own; from finding his everyman voice and fighting for the American farmer to the burnished blues and country of his recent albums.

His odyssey has not only fueled the evolution of his music but peppered his songs with wry observations, folksy truths and a populist appeal that carries him still.

Last night, the newest incarnation proved not only honest but often musically stunning. The singer drew from two recent albums produced by Americana music go-to guy T-Bone Burnett and a roughened bark that recalled John Prine and Bob Dylan.

In fact, all but the biggest pop hits sounded marvelously aged. At its most extreme, during Death Letter, his growl infused dread and suggested Howlin’ Wolf. The song benefited from the blues and rockabilly grooves laid down by his terrific band but worked largely because the singer sounded like he lives inside the song.

Mellencamp’s new sound not only mirrors his own wizened observations but the challenge posed by his grandma.

Enormous success seasoned by a vigilant conscience and uncommon empathy has led the songwriter to new songs such as A Ride Back Home and Save Some Time To Dream, both highlights last night. The first finds its subject looking for safe harbor; the second telescopes from the individual to the community with the punch line, “’cause your dream might save us all.”

In one more illustration of the singer’s progress, two of his biggest hits, Jack And Diane and Small Town were delivered with just acoustic guitar and a renewed emphasis on their stories.
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