As we prepare for the 4th of July, let’s go beyond “God Bless the U.S.A.” and “America the Beautiful” to examine a few classic tracks that celebrate and capture the essence of our complicated nation.
Last night, HBO’s vampire series True Blood continued its long tradition of using song titles and lyrics in the titles of episodes. “Authority Always Wins” was named after a line in John Mellencamp’s classic “Authority Song.” (Bill and Eric, two of the show’s main characters, were interrogated by the “Vampire Authority” in the episode, which introduced actor Christopher Meloni’s character, Roman Zimojic.)
Legendary singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is about to join Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and Joan Baez as a select group of musicians to receive The John Steinbeck Award from The Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University.
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall, was packed with moving speeches and memorable performances. The show, however, was influenced as much by artists who were […]
On ‘Tickets @ 2′ listen for “Jack And Diane” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Mellencamp[/lastfm]. John dumped the moniker “Cougar” in fact he hated it and only used it for a short time at the advice of […]
Today’s ‘Tickets @ 2′ song is “Jack & Diane” by John (don’t call me Cougar) Mellencamp. The hit spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, it was Mellencamp’s biggest […]
Today it’s some working class reflecting from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Mellencamp[/lastfm] on ‘Tickets @ 2.’ A little ditty about “Jack And Diane” two American kids growing up in the heartland. The song is about a high […]
This week it’s tickets on ‘Tickets @ 2′ to see the Duke Ellington Orchestra featuring an American In Paris this Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, plus dinner for two at Panera Bread. Our ’Tickets @2′ song […]
On ‘Tickets @ 2′ this afternoon be listening for “Jack & Diane” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Mellencamp[/lastfm], a # 1 hit in 1982. A song about a high school couple falling in love, the inspiration was […]
Is this your wife, Jackie Brown? With sad blue eyes, walking on eggshells so you don’t see her frown. Is this your family, Jackie Brown? I once heard[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] John Mellencamp [/lastfm]say that his song, […]