John Mellencamp – The Lonesome Jubilee

Part 19 of a series that will run every Friday throughout 2012 as I discuss records that have affected me throughout the years – Flashback Fridays

In the spring of 2012 Seattle, WA was named the top hipster city in the United States. Kind of amusing to me – what is a hipster? To me, a hipster is someone who thinks they are on the cutting edge of fashion, music, and pop culture. You may be able to point out your local hipster crew by looking for the guy with over sized Elvis Costello glasses (oh, snap. that’s what I wear) and the woman with the trendy tattoos all factored into the impossibly fashionable outfit. Sure, these are all generalities but these are the things that come to mind when I think of the term hipster. A strange thing about hipsters – almost no one will admit to being a hipster. I am not a hipster.

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