Sunday, February 28, 2010

Orthograph #54 - Man in Black


Johnny Cash - Memory eternal.  An NPR interview with Johnny done in 1997 rebroadcast on Feb. 26, the date of what would be his 78th birthday and release of the last CD of "American Recordings" produced by Rick Rubin. The followup interview with Rick Rubin gives a beautiful insight into Johnny Cash.  Listen to the podcasts.

4 comments:

Abe said...

Thanks, Steve. I'll have to check out those podcasts. There was a man with a prison ministry and a life of fall downs and get ups. There's a lot to learn about the lives of Saints and also the lives of sinners, and everything in between.

bob said...

I bet you know the trivia point about Cash's biography "Man In Black"
Done some years ago? Ghost written by Peter Gilquist. Cash was certainly a man of great integrity. It's rare to see NPR treat someone respectable *with* respect.

s-p said...

Hi Bob, Thanks for mentioning Fr. Peter's "authorship", I thought about that after I posted it. I thought NPR did a VERY respectable job on Johnny Cash, and Rubin's comments about Johnny's Christianity was also very poignant. It makes you wonder why more people don't make that kind of impression on "the world".

David said...

Fr. Peter ran into Johnny on an airplane. Johnny smiled and said, "Now you're the Man in Black!"