Monday, September 18, 2017

My Music Monday

Honest that this is just coincidence.  I'm just semi-randomly picking songs for My Music Monday.

I've always been a fan of John Mellencamp's "Rain on the Scarecrow", the partial title track to his album Scarecrow.  I was so tired of his "Jack & Diane" and "Pink Houses", I found this a great change.  32 years later, it still holds up.

Back in 1985 when it was released, the album's theme of trouble in the heartland had taken hold. The intro in the video is no accident, but a well thought out and articulated piece by the folks who were being hit the hardest by Reagan's domestic economic policies.

It's also no coincidence that Farm Aid debuted that year - which was spearheaded by Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young.  {Fill in the Blank} Aids were popular that year......after the success of the Live one.

Since it was the Reagan era, the only one not touted was AIDS, though allegedly said the word in 1985.

The coincidence to which I referred in my opening is that Saturday was the 32nd (!!!!!!) Farm Aid concert.

Mellencamp-Young-Nelson have not let this die. 32 years and counting they have been supporters of the American farmer. At least one of the three have been at every concert. Many-a-time, all three.

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