Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Out Of Touch President" let's Barack speak to the country and tell us what he really thinks. Friday on Fresh Air, Terry Gross spoke with John Mellencamp (as with many of the broadcasts of late, it was a repeat).
It was an interesting interview although I frequently found myself wishing Terry would stop talking. She seemed to interrupt a great deal and she seemed to think asking her question and then continuing to speak made for fascinating radio.
If you use the link, you'll be able to hear four of Mellencamp's songs. On the broadcast, they said the entire album would be up and up for 2 weeks. I don't see the entire album. You'd probably be better off visiting John Mellencamp's own site.
My favorite Mellencamp song is off the Scarecrow album. I think it's called "Between A Laugh And A Tear." I know that's sung on it over and over. (I have it on CD and lost the sleeve about ten years ago.) I also love "Smalltown." I think that's up there with a strongly written novel, the storytelling in "Smalltown."
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"