John Mellencamp …. “🎼🎼 Took A Knee On ‘The Late Show’ …. EASY TARGET 🎼🎼 …. “!!


~~February 3, 2018~~ 


~Ahead Of Super Bowl Weekend~

John Mellencamp capped off a haunting rendition of his politically charged anthem “Easy Target” with a powerful statement on Thursday’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
The musician dropped down to one knee and raised a fist into the air as his performance drew to a close.

The track itself, which Mellencamp released on the eve of ‘so-called President’ Drumpf’s inauguration in January 2017, addresses racial inequality and references the Black Lives Matter movement.


The lyrics include:
So Black Lives Matter, who we tryin’ to kid.

Here’s an easy target. Don’t matter, never did.

Crosses burning such a long time ago, 400 years and we still don’t let it go.

Video of Mellencamp’s “Late Show” protest is now going viral, poignantly coming as it did ahead of this Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.

NFL players have invoked the wrath of Drumpf and the president’s supporters in recent months for following the lead of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in taking a knee during the national anthem before games to protest police brutality and racial injustice.




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John Mellencamp Performs ‘Easy Target’

~~Published on Feb 2, 2018~~

The Grammy winner plays a song ahead of his Netflix special

‘Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre.’

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


~~John Mellencamp Easy Target~~

~~Published on Jan 19, 2017~~

Premiered live on Yahoo’s The Katie Couric Interview “Easy Target” is John’s reflection on the state of our country.

An outspoken artist, Mellencamp continues his journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song.

John Mellencamp


To start the day …. “Wishing and hoping”!!

~~September 28, 2014~~ 

A combined message: war, peace, rich folks, soldiers, timeless.

I found this graphic this morning as I browsed through the postings in Facebook. The reason I chose to post it is that even though this man lived from 1912 through 1967, I consider these words timeless. 

I assume that he lived through WWII, Korea and Vietnam and all the conflicts and “skirmishes” that happened during his life time. 

Yet, these words could very easily apply to our current times. 

If only ….. this would happen. 


“As it appears in …. “

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land.”

Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Hunter, Harry Chapin, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Andy Irvine, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Jerry Garcia, Jay Farrar, Bob Weir, Jeff Tweedy, Bob Childers and Tom Paxton have acknowledged Guthrie as a major influence.

Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression when Guthrie traveled with displaced farmers from Oklahoma to California and learned their traditional folk and blues songs, earning him the nickname the “Dust Bowl Troubadour.”

Throughout his life Guthrie was associated with United States Communist groups, though he was seemingly not a member of any.



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~~All You Fascists are Bound to Lose~~

~~Uploaded on September 29, 2010~~

All You Fascists are Bound to Lose.
Music and Lyrics by Woodie Guthrie
Editing Michael Irvine