Random Music from the IPOD Monday

Johnny Cash — Ring of Fire

To get your week started off in the right way, watch this video now.

To me, Cash represented the best of American music and this performance goes a long way in explaining why. In Cash, you have a guy who just oozes cool (and in the case of this video, during a time before cool existed), understood the potential of “fusion” in music (I’m hearing blues, rock, and country influences combined with some mariachis in this song), had a beautiful voice, and a strong sense of social justice. Lyrics from the song “Man in Black:”

I wear it for the sick and lonely old, For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold, I wear the black in mournin’ for the lives that could have been, Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

“Ring of Fire” (the song posted here) is not political or preachy; it’s just damn fun!

Johnny, we miss you.

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2 responses to “Random Music from the IPOD Monday

  1. Made my day! Thanks!

  2. Thanks, NRL! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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