Monday, January 25, 2010

Jesuit On Johnny Cash

I remember paging through a book of collected photographs and articles about Johnny Cash which Rolling Stone issued shortly after the country music icon died in 2003.
One of the authors described how we shall never have another Johnny Cash because the cultural conditions that could create a Johnny Cash
—hand-picking cotton in the Southern sun, cross-country train rides, rugged stone prisons—no longer exist.

Link (here) to the full post by Vincent L. Strand, S.J. entitled Cotton Fields and Latin Manuals at Whosoever Desires


shadowlands said...

Love Johnny Cash!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful the way he crossed over into the goth hipster scene before he kicked the bucket with "Hurt": the original Man in Black (before Black was cool. He inspired me to learn guitar - the first albums I bought were Johnny Cash.