Oct
04
2015
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‘I Walk the Line.’

I Walk the LineJohnny Cash

Although all of you probably have Johnny Cash albums already.

Sep
22
2015
7

Comparing Hillary Clinton to Johnny Cash is an insult to Cash, of course.

(Via Instapundit) I like Victor Davis Hanson’s stuff, but I have an issue with this paragraph.

Hillary Clinton has developed a strange but habitual tic of railing and remonstrating about hot-button issues and egregious behaviors that offer windows into her own plagued soul, past and present. It is as if Hillary has become an ailing Johnny Cash singing “Hurt” — draped in black at the end, a faint simulacrum of his once combative self, seeking new resonance through a rocker’s lyrics for the confession of his own sins: “I wear this crown of s— / Upon my liar’s chair.”

There was nothing of the ‘faint simulacrum’ about Johnny Cash’s cover of Hurt. ‘Frail’ I will grant, but Johnny Cash isn’t any less Johnny Cash in it. He’s just… leaving, and we can’t quite catch up to him as he goes to where he will be going.

This is just me talking, by the way. I agree with the political parts of the essay. But I didn’t want to let the stuff about Cash pass without comment.

Nov
25
2014
13

‘Hurt.’

Hurt, Johnny Cash

I meant to do a post on covers of songs that made the original singers just throw up their hands and go Fine. Just take the damn song, then.  This one would be at the top of most of the lists.

Aug
23
2014
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Jun
30
2014
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Oct
20
2013
3
Aug
10
2013
1

“A Boy Named Sue.”

A Boy Named Sue (Live), Johnny Cash

There were entire decades where I wasn’t listening to Johnny Cash.  No, I can’t figure out why, either.

May
15
2013
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Apr
29
2012
1

“Hurt.”

Hurt, Johnny Cash

Yeah, I referenced it in passing not a week ago… but DAMN but this is good.

Apr
24
2012
4

Hold on, here you go… “Hurt.”

Hurt, Johnny Cash

I don’t know how the hell he kept doing it, but he kept doing it.

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