Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Music: John Cougar Mellencamp

I LOVE this song. In fact, I often punch the air and say "Jack and Diane!"

Judge me, haterz. "Life goes on, long after the thrill of livin' is gone." Okay, so that's not Dylan, Waits, or even Springsteen. But whatev. Also, Indiana has been hating on John Cougar for his strident liberal politics, and so he deserves blog love.

I also like this song, but the juxtaposition of awesome '60s girl pop synchronized dancing, happy lyrics about finding "the one," and Civil Rights Era protest imagery confuses me deeply:


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