Alright, you guys, so there I was, driving down the road, when John Mellencamp’s Hurt So Good came on the radio and I thought, you know, this would be a really great song for the Glee kids to do. And wouldn’t Puck be perfect for Authority Song? Shit, even Finn could do a good rendition of Ain’t Even Done With the Night, and Jack and Diane is a forever classic! When you think about it, ALL of John Mellencamp’s songs are basically perfect for Glee. As a person who grew up in Indiana, John Mellencamp is life. He is a Hoosier icon and his songs are so perfectly and timelessly middle America. And while I kind of hate Ohio for being huge and boring and terrible to drive through, it is essentially exactly the same as Indiana. And so … these bitches need to get their Little Pink Houses on, stat.
That is, assuming, that John Mellencamp isn’t with the rest of us in thinking that Ryan Murphy is a fucking bitch and wanting to really stick it to him by telling him to go fuck himself. It’s okay if you feel that way, John. No one would blame you.
Anyway, this whole John Cougar Mellencamp (he’ll always have the Cougar in my heart) internal monologue inspired this morning’s discussion question, which is of course, in your dream world, where Ryan Murphy ISN’T a fucking bitch and all song options are on the table, what do you think the Glee kids should sing? It could be for thematic reasons or just because it’s fun, but really have a good time with this one. Once I got on this Mellencamp roll, I had a really good conversation with myself about it, and it kept me occupied AT LEAST the entire way to work. And that’s what we’re really trying to do here, just get through our Mondays. Only don’t keep it in your head, share it in the comments. Ready? Go!