I couldn't help but wonder what the heck was going on when John Mellencamp made his way to the back hallway of Q95 last Friday after he had just finished an awesome interview on the Bob & Tom Show. John was on his way to visit an old buddy... his friend Mark. Back in 1991 John Mellencamp was dabbling in the world of visual art and he painted MARK for Q95. We have always just called it, "The Politician".
John took a sharpie and wrote, "Mark died of Alcohol, Cigarettes and Heart Disease, he was my best friend" - then he signed and dated it. It was a moment that I will never forget. That wasn't just some random politician, it was his best friend! If I didn't know better I'd say he was rather emotional while writing this down.
Then I tried to lighten up the mood and took out a photo of the two of us, also from 1991, and told him that it was taken one week before his heart attack, and that my listeners blamed me for his attack. Once we were done laughing, we took and updated photo. I put the two photos side by side by side below. Just another great day at the Q95 Radio Ranch on Fall Creek!
Below is the video of the 10:00 local block of the Bob & Tom Show featuring Mellecamp!