Let’s Take A Moment Day 205

Hi everyone.  Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing.  But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?

Jane Austen Music Quote

(Image found online.  Original source unknown.)

I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day.  And if this helps anyone else, even better.

Indiana born & bred John Mellencamp turns 69 today. He is another artist who creates more than just music: he is also a prolific painter, has dabbled in acting (namely the 1992 movie, “Falling From Grace” which he also directed) and collaborated with horror writer Stephen King on the play, “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County”, amongst other endeavors Mellencamp has taken on in his nearly 45 year career. But for me his music will always be my favorite of all his talents.

When he released “The Lonesome Jubilee” in 1987, it had two songs on it I went absolutely crazy for. Both have great videos to accompany them, and as much as I love the one for “Cherry Bomb”, the one for today’s song is a performance video which is always my favorite type to watch.

A million young poets
Screamin’ out their words
Maybe someday
Those words will be heard


(Image found online.  Original source unknown.)

John Mellencamp: “Check It Out” ( 1987, written by John Mellencamp).

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.

Stay well.


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