My wife and I were watching the news last week when this tidbit came to our attention:

As Indiana Democratic leaders scramble to replace Evan Bayh in the US Senate race, one name is emerging from left field: rock musician John Mellencamp.

I told my wife that any man that once wrote the lyrics, “I need a lover who won’t drive me crazy/some girl to thrill me, and then go away,” could not be elected to the U.S. Senate.

She responded with three words: Bedtime For Bonzo. Point well taken.

So I did what any respectable middle aged man would do; I got on iTunes and purchased a load of John Cougar songs. Which then prompted me to indulge in an off topic nostalgic post, when I swear I initially meant to write this off topic one instead.