john mellencamp

Lyrics from Human Wheels, by John Mellencamp

This land today, shall draw its last breath
And take into its ancient depths
This frail reminder of its giant, dreaming self
While I, with human-hindered eyes
Unequal to the sweeping curve of life
Stand on this single print of time.

This land, today, my tears shall taste
And take into its dark embrace
This love, who in my beating heart endures
Assured, by every sun that burns
The dust to which this flesh shall return
It is the ancient, dreaming dust of God.

Song of the Day: Minutes to Memories, by John Mellencamp

Last night I had a dream in which a woman picked up a stone, turned it over, and showed it to me. A burning image of Jesus on the cross was on this other side. Skipping over some stuff, it eventually reminded me of this Gospel of Thomas quote: “Jesus said, ‘The Kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me.’”

This morning this makes me think of the song, Minutes to Memories, by John Mellencamp:

Song of the Day: Lonely Ol’ Night, John Mellencamp

I got really sick again yesterday and didn’t know if I’d make it through the night, so I did two things I wanted to do: one good, the other meant as helpful (you know how that can go). Somehow that leads me to making “Lonely Ol’ Night” by John Mellencamp the song of the day:

John Mellencamp + Stephen King = "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County"

In what may be my last John Mellencamp post for a while, at his concert Friday evening I learned about his collaboration with Stephen King and T Bone Burnett to create a “supernatural musical” titled Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. He said that he and Stephen King had been working on it for 15 years. (They thought originally it would be easy, but it was not.) The album includes performances by Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Meg Ryan, and many more. It looks like the tour is over, but it featured Gina Gershon and Billy Burke, among others. There’s a trailer about the movie here on YouTube.