Last week some of the internets were abuzz about John Cougar Mellencamp and Meg Ryan dating. Weird and whatever. Not that I don’t believe it- I do- but it is just a really odd pairing.
I think I stated that I wouldn’t necessarily call either of them a “prize” at this point. This drew some dumbfounded stares from some of my male coworkers last week. I, of course, was expecting them to go on and on about how hot Meg Ryan was but that was not the case. “You don’t like John Mellencamp? How can you not like John Mellencamp?”
Well, I don’t mind John Mellencamp. I like his songs and his lyrics and liked his “Americana” image, but I lost interest when he
1. Dropped the “Cougar” from his name
2. Did that crappy “Blood On The Scarecrow” song. Big downer.
3. Married a model after all of his small town, simple life proclamations. (Whom he recently divorced.)
Hey, the guy was really talented. But as far as I can remember he hasn’t done much in the last 20 years except have a heart attack and keep smoking. Last song I remember he recorded was “Wild Night” with Me’Shell Ndegeocello and that was in the 90s. Here are a couple of his tracks….and I wish him and Meg well. We will see how long this lasts.
John Mellencamp: “Cherry Bomb”
“Wild Night” with Me’Shell Ndegeocello: