Music is nature's language. What it is telling you is to shut up for once and listen.

 

I have a chill running up my spine as I listen to Johnny cash while writing this. Maybe it wasn’t a wise idea listening to six straight Johnny cash song, especially as I tried to pick the one with the most impact, in a row. It's just too powerful.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  
 

..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

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Johnny Cash - The man in Black

I have a chill running up my spine as I listen to Johnny cash while writing this. Maybe it wasn’t a wise idea listening to six straight Johnny cash song, especially as I tried to pick the one with the most impact, in a row. It's just too powerful.

There are some voices that have that effect on us. It is usually because these voices echo something from the deepest parts of the singer, something some primal, so true, it is almost scary. At least for us mortals.

Johnny cash had that quality. There was nothing between his vocal chords and the passionate fire in his heart. No filter. No buffer. The two were one. And you could hear it. You knew he meant it.

Johnny cash was known for being the "man in black". The grim reminder of the poor and the oppressed, the voice of the huddled masses. He wore his black cloths with pride, with a mission, with conviction that you would rarely see.

 
 

Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back, Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.

 

This words are etched on my soul since I first heard them many many years ago, when people used to laugh at me for liking Johnny cash, his old time mannerism and rugged simple country sound. It is the only gospel I can really relate to these days.

Johnny cash was underrated as a singer, song writer, and preacher, only because he was 'country', and although he managed to infiltrate the mainstream of American music, he doesn’t get the respect he deserves worldwide, or even within the united states. But then again, they brought two bushes to the white house, so maybe he doesn’t get the proper respect because there is a large part of the population who sees Johnny cash's words as , god forbid, angels be upon us,  socialism.

 

 

You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

 

And he is a socialist. The good kind. The one that puts society as top priority, that understands that the working man should be able to lead a normal life. Nothing more. He is not singing about getting rich, he is singing about hunger, about hard work, about the kind of life that leads you straight into a Folsom prison ballad.
And john cash is the only one I allow to preach to me about Jesus and god. he got it right. If only Christians listen to him.

Johnny cash heard the message of god, and passed it on in three chords. If bob Dylan was the thinker, the poet, the wordsmith of the truth, Johnny cash was the primal, simple, naked truth. In your face. Not in a negative way. In your face. Here. This is it. No, there is NOTHING more. This is ALL you need to know, all there is to know. Listen to me. I know. I am Johnny cash, the man in black.

 
Well you may throw your rock
and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's done in the dark
will be brought to the light

You can run on for a long time /
Run on for a long time / Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down /
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
 
 
gonna cut you down http://youtu.be/wxh-FfElY0M
Hurt http://youtu.be/clq01TXQR0s