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  • Johnny Cash reading from the 9th chapter of Revelation with Greek Orthodox Choir

    03/12/2016 3:15:45 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 13 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2010
    A recording of Johnny Cash reading from the 9th chapter of Revelation and I added in the Choir of NYC, Astoria's Greek Orthodox Church.
  • New 'Johnny Cash' Tarantula Uproots Spider Family Tree (14 new species found in U.S.)

    02/04/2016 8:56:25 PM PST · by dayglored · 81 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Michael Greshko
    A challenging, years-long survey has uncovered 14 new species of U.S. tarantula, including one named after Johnny Cash. Some, like Aphonopelma madera, live on forested "sky islands," mountains surrounded on all sides by Arizona's deserts. Others, like the tiny Aphonopelma atomicum, nestle themselves in silk-lined burrows near Nevada's nuclear test sites. And Aphonopelma johnnycashi, named for the legendary country musician, makes its home near Folsom Prison, California. True to form, adult males are mostly black, a getup of which Cash--the Man in Black--would have no doubt been proud. (Also see "New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon.") To uncover...
  • Would You Vote For Ted Cruz, Even If…

    01/17/2016 6:08:47 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 31 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-17-2016 | MOTUS
    As my poll yesterday indicated there is still a lot of controversy over Ted Cruz’s eligibility to hold the office of POTUS. If we were talking about another dark-skinned Democrat this might not be an issue butt since we’re dealing with a white-Hispanic R-Word the words of former Democrat Speaker of the House Tom Foley apply: “The nature of the evidence is irrelevant; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.” So there will be inquiries, probes, investigations and ultimately the “science” of eligibility will be “settled” by the courts as all “real science” is.Watch out for incoming Krypton!I note...
  • The very Best of Johnny Cash

    01/04/2016 4:02:24 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 24 replies
    I've liked this guy since I was a kid The very Best of Johnny Cash
  • Volcanoes Erupting Right Now All Over The Ring Of Fire Is The U.S. Next?

    04/10/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 8, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    All of a sudden, the Ring of Fire is starting to tremble violently. Last month, we had a whole bunch of major earthquakes along the Ring of Fire, and this month volcanoes all over the Ring of Fire are erupting. Of course, there has always been seismic activity within this giant band that stretches around the Pacific Ocean. After all, approximately 75 percent of all volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. But what is alarming is that the level of activity appears to be...
  • Johnny Cash's great-niece found stabbed to death, sheriff says

    <p>Authorities in Middle Tennessee say the great-niece of singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house.</p> <p>Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Thursday that Courtney Cash's body was found Wednesday morning.</p>
  • Johnny Cash - "One" (music 3:53)

    07/27/2013 8:34:12 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 17 replies
    "When Johnny Cash covers your song it's not your song anymore".............
  • Stamp honoring Johnny Cash to go on sale Wednesday

    06/04/2013 5:09:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2013
    Beginning Wednesday, youll be able to put Johnny Cash on all your mail. A forever stamp honoring the country music legend will go on sale, coinciding with the end of a yearlong celebration of the Man in Blacks life and career. A free public concert in Nashville by family and friends of the singer also will honor his six-decade career. The 46-cent stamp will feature a 1963 image of Cash shot by Frank Bez during the photo session for the album Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash. Cashs son, John Carter Cash, said the stamp is unusual, and...
  • God's Gonna Cut You Down

    04/21/2013 2:21:59 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/21/2013 | Me!
    I probably posted this video before; however, in light of things, I've been listening to it over and over.
  • How Hollywood De-Christianized Johnny Cash

    02/26/2013 5:46:45 AM PST · by Bratch · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25 2013 | Lee Habeeb
    Its an early scene in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. The young Cash, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is auditioning for the man who might make him the next Elvis Presley. That man was Sam Phillips, the Sun Records impresario from Memphis.The fictional Cash walks into the room and begins playing a Gospel song. The fictional Phillips is not impressed, and tells the fictional Cash that no one listens to Gospel anymore, and that he should play something more meaningful. More relevant.Cash did. The rest was history.Well, not quite. It turns out that Cash, who was born on...
  • Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down

    02/14/2012 6:07:29 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 13 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | today | youtube
    Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down Just a song.
  • A Johnny Cash song - Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

    This is a Johnny Cash song called " Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?"
  • "Wichita Lineman" - Who does the best remake?

    05/11/2011 8:57:59 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 53 replies
    Well, maybe it's a sign that I've got way too much spare time on my hands. But here are some re-makes of Glen Cambell's 1968 hit "Wichita Lineman". No one can really do justice to this song. Here are some links to versions of the song done on YouTube. Tell me which one you like - or don't like: - REM's version - Johnny Cash's version - Sammy Davis Jr's version James Taylor's version By no means is this every re-make. They're just a few that I pulled off YouTube. if you know a better version...
  • Johnny Cash song fails to sway jury

    04/01/2011 3:28:36 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    upi ^ | April 1, 2011
    PROVO, Utah, - A Utah jury was not persuaded by a prosecutor's attempt to use a Johnny Cash song to make his case, and acquitted a man of aggravated assault. Fidel Quintana, 43, of Orem, was cleared Tuesday by a Provo jury in an October incident involving a drunken fight with two other men, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday. Prosecutors said Quintana used a knife to stab a man under the chin, cutting his mouth and tongue. The defendant's attorneys said he took the action in self-defense. Prosecutor Randy Kennard said he used Cash's ballad "Don't Take Your Guns...
  • I am a Johnny Cash conservative

    02/26/2011 2:52:56 AM PST · by Sarah-bot · 98 replies
    U-Tube ^ | Johnny Cash
    Point is, Johnny Cash was a conservative, but he was an entirely different "conservative" than the supposed Huckabee. Sarah Palin reminds me more of a Johnny Cash conservative. The point is, many people on Free Republic hate palin for being a Johnny Cash conservative, and to them I say too bad. Here is the link:
  • Jane Seymour: 'My son is channeling the spirit of Johnny Cash'

    10/28/2010 11:10:59 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2010 | Andrea Magrath
    She was there to promote a book about angels, but the hosts of US chat show The View probably never expected Jane Seymour to reveal that her family is being watched over by a very famous one. The former Bond girl says that she believes her teenage son is channelling the spirit of late country music star Johnny Cash. The actress, who was close friends with the legendary musician and his wife June Carter made the head-scratching admission during an appearance on US chat show The View. The Ring of Fire singer was godfather to her 14-year-old son Johnny, who...
  • What's your favorite Country and Western song?

    09/06/2010 11:56:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 298 replies
  • Redemption Day

    07/27/2010 5:19:21 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Fire rages in the streetsAnd swallows everything it meetsIt's just an image often seenOn televisionCome leaders, come you men of greatLet us hear you pontificateYour many virtues laid to wasteAnd we aren't listeningTo Phil.....RIP.
  • Johnny Cash remembered for his faith-based music

    05/26/2010 8:47:08 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 376+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Rome, Italy, May 26, 2010 Johnny Cash remembered for his faith-based music Johnny Cash. Rome, Italy, May 26, 2010 / 09:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Johnny Cash was remembered for how his music sang the faith in an article published on Sunday in the Italian Bishops Conferences newspaper Avvenire. Without his faith, the article said, "the voice of Cash would not have been the same."The bishops' newspaper remembered the man who, though he "knew" prison and nearly died of a drug overdose, "still ... at a certain point in his life, took from it a possible Meaning, with a capital letter." Cash dedicated the...
  • What in the world is the SUN up to now? (Solar 'Current of Fire' Speeds Up)

    03/12/2010 11:47:20 AM PST · by TaraP · 42 replies · 1,471+ views
    NASA ^ | March 12th, 2010
    March 12, 2010: What in the world is the sun up to now? In today's issue of Science, NASA solar physicist David Hathaway reports that the top of the sun's Great Conveyor Belt has been running at record-high speeds for the past five years. I believe this could explain the unusually deep solar minimum we've been experiencing," says Hathaway. "The high speed of the conveyor belt challenges existing models of the solar cycle and it has forced us back to the drawing board for new ideas." The Great Conveyor Belt is a massive circulating current of fire (hot plasma) within...
  • Johnny Cash: A Ghost Rider, Still Stirring Souls

    02/26/2010 4:08:20 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 45 replies · 1,450+ views
    npr ^ | February 26, 2010
    This week, a new Johnny Cash album American Recordings VI: Ain't No Grave was released to coincide with what would have been the music icon's 78th birthday. Today, we take a look back at the Man in Black, who spoke with Terry Gross in 1997. Cash began recording albums and performing in the 1950s. His long romance with wife June Carter Cash, celebrated in the 2005 biopic Walk the Line, spanned five decades from their early touring days to their rise as one of America's most popular country-music couples. Cash recorded over 1,500 songs in his career,...
  • SAINT QUENTIN Apostle of Amiens, Martyr at Rome (287)

    10/31/2009 4:04:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Magnificat ^ | 1882 | Msgr. Paul Gurin
    October 31 Spiritual Bouquet: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Phil. 4:4 SAINT QUENTIN Apostle of Amiens, Martyr at Rome Saint Quentin was a Roman, descended from a senatorial family. Full of zeal for the kingdom of Jesus Christ, he left his country and went into Gaul, accompanied by eleven other apostles sent from Rome. They separated to extend their campaign of evangelization to the various regions of France. Saint Quentin remained at Amiens and endeavored by his prayers and labors to make that region part of Our Lord’s inheritance. By the force of his words and...
  • Folsom Embodies California's Prison Blues

    08/13/2009 4:04:21 PM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 841+ views
    NPR ^ | 13 Aug 2009 | Laura Sullivan
    In January 1968, Johnny Cash set up his band on a makeshift stage in the cafeteria at Folsom State Prison in California. "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash," he said in his deep baritone to thunderous applause. Song after song, the inmates thumped their fists and cheered from the same steel benches now bolted to the floor. The morning that Cash played may have been the high-water mark for Folsom and for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The men in the cafeteria lived alone in their own prison cells. Almost every one of them was in school or learning...
  • Johnny Cash Performs "Ragged Old Flag" at Statue of Liberty Rededication - 7/4/1986

    07/04/2009 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 767+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the late Johnny Cash performing, "Ragged Old Flag" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic," at the 100th anniversary rededication of the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 1986. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Rosanne Cash: Don't speak for Johnny

    08/21/2008 10:51:36 AM PDT · by weegee · 68 replies · 233+ views
    UPI ^ | Published: Aug. 19, 2008 at 7:42 PM | no byline
    NASHVILLE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Roseanne Cash says she's "appalled" by others invoking the name of her father, music legend Johnny Cash, to "further their own agendas." Writing on her Web site, Roseanne Cash, a Grammy winner with 11 No. 1 country music singles since 1979, took exception to unnamed people appropriating the memory of her father, who died five years ago. While not singling out anyone in the post, the message came only days after country music superstar John Rich said Johnny Cash would have supported likely Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain, The Nashville Tennessean said. Rich,...
  • Cash tribute makes jailhouse rock

    01/15/2008 9:46:04 AM PST · by RGPII · 7 replies · 190+ views
    The BBC ^ | 1/11/08
    A Johnny Cash tribute band will recreate the singer's legendary Folsom Prison concert 40 years to the day. The country star's performance in front of inmates at the US prison on 13 January 1968 won him critical acclaim. Cashback will perform Cash's greatest hits during a free, hour-long gig at Suffolk's Highpoint Prison on Sunday. A prison spokesman said Highpoint had agreed to allow the Cambridgeshire band to perform as "music has a positive impact on prisoners". Cashback's lead singer Lee Gillett told BBC News: "We wrote to the prison but we were not expecting a reply, but we got...
  • "We Were Soldiers" music video by Johnny Cash

    03/21/2007 2:24:36 PM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies · 1,899+ views
    "We Were Soldiers" and Johnny Cash ^ | march 2007 | "We Were Soldiers" and Johnny Cash
  • Starkville(Mississippi) resident to ask city to pardon Johnny Cash

    05/02/2007 5:20:04 AM PDT · by WKB · 20 replies · 1,269+ views
    WMC-TV ^ | 5-2-7
    STARKVILLE, Miss. A Starkville, Mississippi, man wants a pardon -- not for himself, but for Johnny Cash. The country music star spent a night in the Starkville Jail more than 40 years ago after a public drunkenness arrest. Cash wrote about it in his autobiography. He said after a concert on campus in 1965, Cash later went to a party at a fraternity house and was arrested by police while walking from his motel to a grocery store to buy cigarettes. He was released the next day. Another version of the story has Cash arrested while picking flowers in someone's...
  • Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down(Must watch)

    03/09/2007 8:40:35 PM PST · by Dirtysnowbank · 60 replies · 2,503+ views
    youtube ^ | Today | Johnny Cash
    Great song....Great Video.
  • Ain't Got No Cigarettes: Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller

    09/16/2006 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 260 replies · 10,651+ views
    My head | Nita Nupress
    BOOK REVIEW & DISCUSSION: Ain't Got No Cigarettes: Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller By Lyle E Style "It's an endless story about Roger. He was one of the cleverest people I've ever met in my life." (Waylon Jennings) This is my own review of Ain't Got No Cigarettes, the first Roger Miller book ever published. My review is based on reading the book (twice) and having several discussions with Lyle E Style, the author. He may stop by later to answer questions (as his schedule allows). This one is a must-read, folks. And for you radio personalities who...
  • The needle and the damage done

    08/28/2006 10:40:29 AM PDT · by qam1 · 193 replies · 4,218+ views
    Times Herald ^ | 8/27/06 | Gordon Glantz
    When Syd Barrett died earlier this summer, you would've thought I was a personal friend or relative. My wife called. Co-workers asked if it was going to inspire a column. Old friends sent e-mails. If you don't know - which is no crime, trust me - Barrett was a founder of the classic rock band Pink Floyd in the mid-1960s. He only stuck around for one full album before a drug addiction made him an impossible creative partner for a group that went on to do tremendous things in his stead. Some of Pink Floyd's best work - songs like...
  • Superwrong Supergroups

    07/23/2006 10:29:20 AM PDT · by Rocko · 47 replies · 1,122+ views
    Harp ^ | Jul/Aug 2006 | Tom Scharpling
    Its a special thing when artists whove achieved greatness in their own right join forces to create a new musical entity. Weve been blessed with a number of these supergroups: Blind Faith, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Velvet Revolver and Golden Smog, to name just a few. When a supergroup clicks, it can be magical. But when they dont worklook out. The Million Dollar Quintet Its a little-known fact that the Million Dollar Quartet Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins was originally a quintet. The fifth member of this historic December 4, 1956, Sun Studios jam...
  • Johnny Cash's Posthumous Album Hits No. 1

    07/12/2006 4:13:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 517+ views
    AP via WaPost ^ | 7/12/06 | staff
    NEW YORK -- He died nearly three years ago but Johnny Cash is back at the top of the charts _ for the first time in 37 years. The accomplishment, though, is muted slightly: "American V: A Hundred Highways," a compilation of recordings by the Man in Black, reached No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart with a record-low sales figure for a first-place debut, 88,000 units, according to the Web site The disc is Cash's first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at San Quentin." It also tops Billboard's country-albums chart, pushing the Dixie Chicks' "Taking...
  • Cash Film's Missing Ingredient: Religion (Hollywood downplays Johnny Cash's Christianity)

    03/05/2006 11:39:23 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 40 replies · 1,002+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 4, 2006 | Robert Levine
    For a movie that is so scrupulously accurate in so many respects, "Walk the Line" makes surprisingly little of the abiding faith that Mr. Cash always credited, along with Ms. Carter, for saving his life. "That dimension of Cash's life, which was present all the way through, was absent," said the Rev. C. Clifton Black, a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, who criticized the film for that reason in a review for the magazine The Christian Century. "I was stunned."
  • New Navy Working Uniform and Service Uniform Concepts Approved (adios to dungarees)

    03/04/2006 12:26:30 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 157 replies · 31,659+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 2 March 2006 | Chief Journalist Michael Foutch
    New Navy Working Uniform and Service Uniform Concepts Approved Story Number: NNS060302-11 Release Date: 3/2/2006 12:35:00 PM By Chief Journalist Michael Foutch, Task Force Uniform Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Outfitting the Sailor of the future took another step forward last week when Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen approved plans for a single working uniform for all ranks and a year-round service uniform for E-6 and below Sailors. Based on recommendations made during a comprehensive briefing by Task Force Uniform Feb. 24, Mullen agreed to production of both a BDU-style working uniform for all Sailors E-1 to O-10...

    02/19/2006 10:13:06 PM PST · by Mia T · 38 replies · 2,035+ views
    2.18.06 | Mia T
    DEBUNKING CINDY SHEEHANHEAR ABE LINCOLN/JOHNNY CASH + PBS' NEIL CONANby Mia T, 8.31.05 (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) "You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East."--Cindy Sheehan "And if you think I won't say bulls**t to the President, I say move on, cause I'll say what's on my mind."--Cindy Sheehan The trusty triad's half-truths, exaggerations and outright lies,...
  • Janette Carter dies at age 82

    01/23/2006 7:14:04 AM PST · by Borges · 19 replies · 997+ views
    Kingsport Times News ^ | 1.23.06 | Jeff Bobo
    KINGSPORT - The last of her generation, Carter Family matriarch Janette Carter, 82, died early Sunday morning at Holston Valley Medical Center after slipping into unconsciousness and being hospitalized on Tuesday. Carter was the last surviving daughter of country music legend A.P. Carter, who was the founder and leader of the country music trio The Carter Family that began recording in 1927. With the death last March of Janette's brother Joe, Janette became the last surviving child of members of the original Carter Family group. Janette Carter had been unconscious since Tuesday evening, but her struggles with health problems were...
  • Buskers take bung to hype CD songs

    01/21/2006 8:54:05 PM PST · by gondramB · 150+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | January 22, 2006 | John Elliott and Maurice Chittenden
    WHEN the new movie Walk the Line about the life of Johnny Cash opens in London next week, cinema-goers will be treated to a selection of his songs in London Underground stations. Buskers are being hired for 40 a day to sing Cashs hits as part of a marketing ploy to sell CDs. Record companies have discovered that one of the best ways to promote a new release is to pay buskers to sing its songs to some of the 3m people who use the Tube each day. The stunt will surprise many travellers who believe buskers are enterprising musicians...
  • Why Hollywood Loves Johnny Cashand not Merle Haggard

    01/13/2006 7:43:59 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 288 replies · 5,551+ views
    City Journal ^ | 13 January 2006 | Howard Husock
    The acclaim surrounding Johnny Cash and the recent hit biopic about himWalk the Line, whose two leads, Joaquin Phoenix as Cash and Reese Witherspoon as his wife June Carter, are up for Golden Globe awards Monday night in Beverly Hillsraises a question. Why has Cash stood out for Hollywood from the ranks of country singers, most of whom mainstream popular culture dismisses and parodies as musically unsophisticated rednecks? Granted, Cashs life story is filled with film-worthy drama: the Arkansas cotton farmers son who becomes a star, records with Elvis, but must overcome drug addiction, a marital break-up, and a series...
  • Joaquin Phoenix Performs Tribute to Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

    01/04/2006 8:46:15 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 33 replies · 1,026+ views
    BBC ^ | 01/04/2006
    The event was organized by Chuck Colson's PRISON FELLOWSHIP .... ------------------------------------------- Actor's tribute to Cash jail show Joaquin Phoenix, tipped for an Oscar for his portrayal of musician Johnny Cash, has followed Cash by performing at Folsom State Prison in California. More than 50 prisoners watched a screening of Walk the Line, in which Phoenix plays the late country star. Phoenix then played several songs at the prison's Greystone Chapel, including Cash's Folsom Prison Blues. Referring to absent co-star Reese Witherspoon, Phoenix said: "I know you guys would probably rather see Reese." Hit live album Cash famously played in the...
  • (Johnny) Cash's Daughter Upset With Mom's Portrayal

    11/10/2005 3:19:32 PM PST · by Liberty Valance · 28 replies · 4,186+ views
    Breitbart/AP | 11-10-05
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Kathy Cash, one of Johnny Cash's five children, was so upset about how her mother is portrayed in the upcoming movie "Walk the Line" that she walked out of a family-only screening _ five times. She thinks the movie, which opens nationwide Nov. 18, is good and that performances by Joaquin Phoenix as her dad and Reese Witherspoon as her stepmother, June Carter Cash, are Oscar-worthy. But she also said the film unfairly shows her mother, Vivian Liberto Distin, Johnny Cash's first wife, as a shrew. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin plays her in the movie. "My mom was basically...
  • Real Hard Cash: the Path of the Man in Black

    11/30/2005 11:00:32 AM PST · by rhema · 38 replies · 1,332+ views
    Touchstone ^ | December 2005 | Russell D. Moore
    There was an empty seat at this years MTV Music Video Awards. The late Johnny Cash wasnt there. Its not as though Cash frequented the Generation X/Y annual awards program. He was old enough to be the grandfather of the most seasoned performer on the platform. Still, two years ago, even while he was sick in a hospital, the Man in Black was there. At the 2003 awards show, Cashs video Hurt was nominated for an awardup against shallow bubblegum pop acts such as that of Justin Timberlake. Cash didnt win. But the showing of the video caused an almost...
  • Walk the Line Ignores Cash's Christianity

    11/25/2005 12:44:43 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 74 replies · 3,362+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11/21/2005 | Jack Langer
    Walk the Line Ignores Cash's Christianity by Jack Langer Posted Nov 21, 2005 Just as I began contemplating walking out of the new Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Lineit was when Cash is in the throes of a drug addiction withdrawal scene ripped off from the movie RayI turned my head and saw the middle-aged woman next to me dabbing her tears with a handkerchief. I found the display deeply surprising and somehow unsettling; Ive been more emotionally affected by Kennys death in most episodes of South Park than I was by any scene in this movie. But my weepy...
  • A Faith-Lite Johnny Cash: 'Walk the Line' is a beautiful movie with a gaping hole

    11/21/2005 3:52:24 PM PST · by rhema · 40 replies · 2,093+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | 11/21/05 | Mark Joseph
    I was 19 when I fully understood that historians often cant grasp the complexities of the characters they purport to speak of. It's something I learned once in a history class, when a professor suggested that George Washington was less than devout and merely used civil religion to unify the nation. When I raised my hand to question this, I was told to bring in evidence to the contrary--which I did the next day, reading aloud from Washington's diary, in which he expressed his deep religious faith in the manner less of a president and more of an 18th-century revival...
  • Stumbling into Greatness

    11/16/2005 12:20:21 PM PST · by Crackingham · 20 replies · 1,441+ views
    Townhall ^ | 11/16/5 | Megan Basham
    As most people know by now, the biopic of Johnny Cash, Walk the Line, is set to hit theaters on November 18 and is then set to reap a range of Oscar nominations. And as most people also know, it is a film about a rebel and legend, about a Man in Black who nearly kills himself before turning to the light. But while a movie about a musician battling addictions and the demons of his past is not unusual, a movie about a musician sharing a faithful, lasting love for 35 years is. Before their deaths in 2003, Johnny...
  • The right lyrics for patriotism (My Weekly Column in the Liberal School News paper)

    09/28/2005 10:44:36 AM PDT · by metalmanx2j · 4 replies · 551+ views
    Two years ago this month, musician Johnny Cash passed away. I have been a fan of his music since as far back as I can remember, and one of my favorite songs is "Ragged Old Flag." Its theme resonates throughout American history, but today it seems lost. In "Ragged Old Flag," Cash tells the story of Old Glory, where it came from, where it went, and how it waves on despite hard times. In one verse he sings, "You see, we got a little hole in that flag there/ when Washington took it across the Delaware/ and It got powder...
  • Ring of Fire, the Johnny Cash-inspired Musical, in Buffalo Sept. 2, Prior to SF and Broadway

    08/10/2005 9:17:43 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Playbill ^ | Aug 9 05 | Kenneth Jones
    Richard Maltby Jr., the director who guided Ain't Misbehavin' and Fosse to Broadway, is staging and co-creating the new Johnny Cash-inspired musical, Ring of Fire, in its test run at Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, Sept. 2-Oct. 9. The world premiere, subtitled The Johnny Cash Musical Show and conceived by William Meade, will move to San Francisco's Curran Theatre in January 2006 before heading to Broadway in March 2006. Singer-songwriter Cash, a country music and blues legend, died in 2003. The new theatrical event features six actors and eight musicians, bringing theatrical life to his classic story songs. The show...
  • 'Man in Black' had ties in Council Bluffs (Johnny Cash)

    06/19/2005 12:44:59 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 16 replies · 1,425+ views
    Council Bluffs Nonpareil ^ | June18 05 | Council Bluffs Nonpareil
    There are two new books out about the legendary Johnny Cash, and there's a definite Council Bluffs connection to be found in them. That's not surprising because Council Bluffs had a special place in Cash's heart. In "My 33 Years Inside the House of Cash" by Peggy Knight, the cover photograph shows Cash performing in Council Bluffs in 1987, a photo taken by local resident Dennis Devine. There's also a touching paragraph on the back cover from Devine about his longtime idol. In the book, "I Still Miss Someone - Friends and Family Remember Johnny Cash," there's an eight-page chapter...
  • The UFO Phenomenon - Seeing Is Believing (Peter Jennings tonight - Live Thread)

    02/24/2005 3:55:40 PM PST · by traumer · 1,052 replies · 15,200+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 24, 2005
    Almost 50 percent of Americans, according to recent polls, and millions of people elsewhere in the world believe that UFOs are real. For many it is a deeply held belief. For decades there have been sightings of UFOs by millions and millions of people. It is a mystery that only science can solve, and yet the phenomenon remains largely unexamined. Most of the reporting on this subject by the mainstream media holds those who claim to have seen UFOs up to ridicule. On Feb. 24, "Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs Seeing Is Believing" takes a fresh look at the UFO...
  • THEY'RE HEERE (4-Star NYPost Review Praises Peter Jennings for Exposing Govt UFO Coverup)

    02/23/2005 7:11:28 AM PST · by dead · 208 replies · 5,373+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 23, 2005 | LINDA STASI
    WHY would a serious journalist like Peter Jennings tackle a silly subject like UFOs? Maybe it's because 40 million Americans can't be wrong. It turns out that 40 million of us have claimed to have seen UFOs, while half yes, half of all Americans believe in their existence < snip > So, why, if millions of people have seen UFOs, are the eyewitnesses immediately reduced to the level of raving loonies (from "lunar")? Interestingly enough, that is the legacy of another successful government PR campaign< snip > The feds thought they could keep a lid on UFO sightings...