Okay, okay. Yes, I have been a lazy blogger. But for those of you who have been waiting for 'Queen Week', fear not--it is coming soon!
For today's business, I'm posting information on an upcoming documentary on John Mellencamp (or as I still refer to him, John Cougar). A reader of this blog has asked that I tell you about it. Here is the info that was provided:
"The film is about to do a limited run in both New York (opening Jan 4th at IFC Film Center) and LA (Jan 6th and Laemmle Music Hall)-- A nice way to ring in the New Year.":
JOHN MELLENCAMP: IT’S ABOUT YOU is a new musical documentary that offers a rare and intimate look at the life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp. The film premiered at this year’s SXSW festival and follows Mellencamp on his summer 2009 concert tour and during the recording of his most recent album, 2010’s universally acclaimed No Better Than This, the sessions for which took place at American musical and historical landmarks, including Sun Studios in Memphis and the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, GA. We see Mellencamp recording – with a single mike and mono tape recorder more than half a century old – in the same hotel room where legendary bluesman Robert Johnson created some of his most memorable work. Along the way, Mellencamp reveals a side not often seen by the public, in a film that becomes a soulful, highly personal meditation on small-town America.