A moment of silence for the Man in Black

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A moment of silence for the Man in Black

Post by RebA! » Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:30 am

"My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin our lives."
--Rita Rudner

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Post by desert pearll » Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:39 am

A couple of years ago my brother had the
opportunity to met Mr Cash when he was
playing at the Nugget here in town. I got
a fine shot of them together, but man,
Johnny Cash sure looks poor in that
photo...he looks so ill. I recken him losing
June just a couple of months ago was all it took
for him to just let go.

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Post by Spokes » Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:54 am

I was listening to Personal Jesus just a bit ago. Warren Zevon also gave it up last Sunday. http://www.warrenzevon.com/

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Post by JonoVision » Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:02 pm

A finer man the world has seldom known. I was listening to "Loading Coal" the other day and it nearly brought me to tears, partly because I'm feeling a little emotionally fragile these days but mostly just from the pure evocativeness of his words. R.I.P. Johnny - you will be sorely missed.

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Post by Zane5100 » Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:14 pm

vaya con Dios, Jonny and Warren
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Post by Haveed » Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:20 pm

I saw this video for the first time today... though I'm sure it was quite moving before he passed, it brought me to tears today.

http://www.losthighwayrecords.com/johnn ... 2_250k.asx

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Post by Guest » Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:31 pm

When the alarm went off this morning, it was like it was timed...

"(bzztd, static)...Cash was known as The Man in Black..."

The "was" hit me like a ton of bricks.

Thanks, Johnny...say "hey" to June for us...

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Re: A moment of silence for the Man in Black

Post by PJ » Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:50 pm

RebA! wrote:A moment of silence for the Man in Black.
Having thought about it, I decided 'silence' wasn't the right tribute. I'm gonna play I Walk the Line instead. And I'm gonna smile while listening to it.

Johnny was a ham who just loved an adoring audience, and I'm gonna be one just for him.

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Re: A moment of silence for the Man in Black

Post by RebA! » Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:19 pm

PJ wrote:
RebA! wrote:A moment of silence for the Man in Black.
Having thought about it, I decided 'silence' wasn't the right tribute. I'm gonna play I Walk the Line instead. And I'm gonna smile while listening to it.

Johnny was a ham who just loved an adoring audience, and I'm gonna be one just for him.
Good point. I listened to a number of his songs today.
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Post by Guest » Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:25 pm

Johnny Cash was a man o' the people, at least as much as a huge star can be. There's a reason two of his biggest albums were "At San Quentin" and "At Folsom Prison."

Unlike so many people, he gave a shit about others.

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A real crossover artist

Post by bradtem » Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:29 pm

Few vocal musicians get played at Burning Man with all the electronica, but Cash was one of the few. I suspect every Burning Man I have heard Ring of Fire a few times, for obvious reasons.

And he inspired the tagline I put on my Burning Man T-shirts back in the 90s, "We burned a man near Reno, just to watch him fry!"

I saw a camp had put that phrase on their truck this year.

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Post by PJ » Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:25 am

The Man in Black could be pretty burny. For example there was this, from Sunday Morning Coming Down:


Well I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
Then I washed my face and combed my hair
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.

I'd smoked my mind the night before
With cigarettes and the songs I'd been pickin'
But I lit my first and watched a small kid
Playin' with a can that he was kicking
Then I walked across the street
And caught the Sunday smell of someone's fryin' chicken
And it took me back to somethin'
That I'd lost somewhere, somehow along the way.

On a Sunday morning sidewalk
I'm wishing Lord that I was stoned
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothin' short of dyin'
That's half as lonesome as the sound
Of a sleepin' city sidewalk
And Sunday mornin' comin' down.

In the park I saw a daddy
With a laughin' little girl who he was swingin'
And I stopped beside a Sunday school
And listened to the songs they were singin'
Then I headed down the street
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin'
And it echoed thru the canyon
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday.



(Written by Kris Kristoffersen though, not by Johnny himself.)

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Post by Kinetic » Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:36 am

Johnny Cash was the country artist that I first remember hearing as a kid. My parents had all of his records and even 8-tracks back then. I didn't get the meaning to the lyrics but I remember the music as being dark, now that I'm older I truly appreciate what I heard. When they say he was a legend....unlike some who get called that, this time they called it right.

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Post by TestesInSac » Sat Sep 13, 2003 10:53 am

Johnny Cash was right up there with Marty Robbins and Burl Ives for me. Always loved the ballads and usually the blues.

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Post by PJ » Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:12 am

Nobody accomplished more with the few gifts he was given. Johnny had a vocal range narrower than anybody else in the music industry. Yet he had a fifty-year wildly-successful career.

It's like a mechanic that was so talented he could be the entire pit crew for a winning Indy-500 crew--armed with nothing but a pair of Taiwanese pliers.

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Post by Tiara » Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:39 am

I was out of town this weekend, so wasn't paying attention to the news. Dave Matthews played a solo acoustic version of Ring of Fire at the DMBand concert in Bristow, VA. I didn't realize until after the concert (when someone told me Johnny had passed) why it was such an emotional moment. . .

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Post by Jane Eric » Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:02 pm

As they say, the famous go in threes. Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash, John Ritter.

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Post by PJ » Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:46 pm

Jane Eric wrote:As they say, the famous go in threes. Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash, John Ritter.
I'll trade you a Bob Hope for your John Ritter.

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Post by Zane5100 » Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:48 pm

Jane Eric wrote:As they say, the famous go in threes. Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash, John Ritter.
So what about Leni and Edward...?
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Post by Green Wood » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:22 pm

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Post by Thecatman » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:01 pm

Johnny Cash did a concert in Pennsylvania in the late 90s.....we were still living there. One of those things I could shoot myself for not doing
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Post by marcgorcey » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:00 am

From "I've Been Everywhere":

"I was toting my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road"

He also mentions having been to 'Black Rock' so...

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:13 am

He never actually served a prison sentence.

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Post by Isotopia » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:07 pm

And your point being?

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:17 pm

No point of course.

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Post by ygmir » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:39 pm

at first click, I thought this might have been about "Walter"...........
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