Thursday, February 17, 2011

You can see them at the Fest: John Mellencamp "My Sweet Love"

Three words come to mind when I hear John Mellencamp: Family. Road. Trips.  Growing up we had one cassette tape with Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA on side A and John Cougar Mellencamp American Fool on the B side.  Honestly, I really haven't thought much about Mellencamp since those summer anthems of my grammar school days.  But I do really dig the sound of the new album "No Better than This" produced by T-Bone Burnett and recorded using only one microphone and a mono-tape recorder.  It's raw sounds have me waxing nostalgic for all those easy summer days.

John Mellencamp  | My Sweet Love (official) from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.
Since we are reliving our youth today...what was more important on a hot summer day than riding your bike up to the neighborhood sno-ball stand?  or drinking sweet tea? or a little nibble on some Roman Candy? All the little sweet indulgences that make time stand still...all available at Jazz Fest.

Nectar Snowball
Plumb Street Snoballs, Image via  
Rosemint Iced Tea @ Jazzfest
Sunshine Concessions Rosemint Iced Tea, Image via
Roman Candy Wagon 19
Roman Chewing Candy Company, Image via


  1. yummm i'll take nectar and icecream!

  2. Missy: Nectar is my favorite too!
    Will: I looked for a spearmint image for you but didn't see any I liked.

  3. Lauren: Scarecrow was the B side. Remember? Rain on the scarecrow blood on the plow!!


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