Ya'll have fun watching John at the coliseum:
A few nights ago I sat down with great expectations to watch my neighbor John Mellencamp on Real time with Bill Maher.
Mellencamp is very quiet about his political leanings here in Indiana; but his music is the voice of the quiet, tolerant Midwestern liberal living in a 'red state;' trying always to cut through the propaganda that seems to hold our neighbors in a trance. When I heard him describing the 'Great Swindle,' I wanted to leap off the couch and cheer.
A "quiet, tolerant Midwestern liberal living in a 'red state.' " Oh, my heart aches for the poor dear. God, I love being sneered at by third-rate rock musicians.