John Prine at Old National Centre
By David Lindquist, Metromix
On his final night of touring for 2010, John Prine proved to be exceedingly generous in sharing the stories behind his celebrated storytelling. The singer-songwriter eased into an autobiographical Saturday night at the Murat Theatre in Old National Centre, noting that he wrote “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore” 40 years ago. Back then, he didn’t think the song would be relevant for long, but Saturday’s rendition included Prine’s most modern commentary. “She was on her way to a tea party,” he deadpanned after the song’s lyric based on placing a decal on his wife’s forehead.