Oh my god. Yesterday, on my way to work, I pulled out the Zune and listened to the latest release by John Mellencamp. By the time I reached BB, I was so freaking depressed and fearful for John’s state, that, well, I turned it off never to listen again.
The new release, Life, Death, Love and Freedom, is heavy on the death part. It seemed that song after song was about being older and no longer relevant…his whole life was now viewed in a rearview mirror…there was no love, no friendship, no reason to go on. I swear, that seemed to be the message in every song on the CD.
John buddy, are you ok?