If any of y’all are ever lucky enough to catch me on a Karaoke night, and I’ve already had a few beers, I usually sing a song by this guy…
Although he was John Cougar when his career started. (A name his record label stuck on his first album without telling him.)
This is the song I’ll most likely be singing, Ain’t Even Done with the Night.
Yeah, the video is a little cheesy, but the song is just greatness – Very Springsteen/Dylan-inspired, and I’ll bet you’ve either forgotten it/or never heard it before.
Either way, you’re welcome.
Anyhoo, stumbled on John Mellencamp’s weekend house in Architectural Digest recently.
The article’s a couple of months old but I thought the house was worth sharing.
This is the private stretch of beach alongside the property.
The house, whose architecture was inspired by a church in Myrtle Beach that John took a picture of, is located on Daufuskie Island. The South Carolina island, just across from Savannah Georgia, was until recently inhabited entirely by descendants of freed slaves. The island is still so private that it’s only accessible by boat.
John hired interior designer Monique Gibson, who filled the house with “upscale simplicity”. Yeah, it’s a little more austere that I usually like my houses. But just look at all the vintage portraits that pepper the place, those open kitchen shelves, the bare bulb light fixtures, and even the master bathroom has a sort of “grown-up summer camp” feel to it. And just how much do I love those vintage Pyrex beakers on the 27 foot-long metal console table. So, so very much.
It just makes me want to sing……
…….but not without a few beers first,