it doesn't get much better than this
within the discography of John "Cougar" Mellencamp at any rate
that strange empty and dry production
"oh yeah life goes on / long after the thrill of living is gone"
everything else everafter is just way too Last Waltz-worthy
case in point
can you imagine the discussions during the location scouting? "found the absolutely perfect place, main street is a dirt road.."
Actually i was just thinking the whole vibe here reminds a tiny bit of Treme (attractive female fiddle player etc) and turns out the video was shot in New Orleans.
Treme eh? The bits with the guys who were in The Wire: pretty darn great. The bits with the white female characters: not bad at all. The bits with the white male characters... now did your flesh not crawl off its bones and plonk itself down on the other side of the room and quietly quiver with cringe?