The 33rd annual Farm Aid concert is on. I just tuned in about 20 minutes ago to the beginning of John Mellencamp’s set. As we know, Farm Aid is political as much as entertaining. Mellencamp noted that things needed to be situated a bit differently, meaning our government. He remarked that people working on the farms needed to be paid better, needed to be fair and higher wages. He said “we all know $7.25 an hour is not enough. F**k that! I’ve got kids in high school and they wouldn’t be able to live on that.”
He added, “good luck to y’all. We’re all going to need it.” It was Mellencamp’s way to signal for the audience get to the voting booth.
With this, here’s the YT link to Farm Aid 2018. It’s also on XM 59, which is what I’m listening to, and you can catch a slight delay on AXS TV if you have the super tubes.
Enjoy! Feel free to comment if you’re around.