zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

'Paper In Fire' by John Mellencamp

When Mtv first launched in 1981, I was captivated by the concept.  Quickly, I became disenchanted with the unabashed commercialism of music via video interpretations and superficial portrayals conforming all to the latest look and trend.
Now, looking back at videos made during the peak of success of Mtv, I find a few video that are well made in an artistic and meaningful way doing justice to the song.
Here is one of my favorites from 1987 ,"Paper In Fire"by John Mellencamp.  I like how the Americana Music vibe and roots of Rock Music is brought forth in the video.  Among other things, watch for the man buck dancing at 3:02 minute mark.

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