Johnny Cash

On: Thursday, January 22, 2009


My brother in Christ has made mention a few times how much he likes Johnny Cash. I started listening to his music this last week and find it very satisfying. I love my rock, and I like blues and even classical. However, I am nothing but a surface listener; I do not delve deeply into usic to study or learn about the why's and how's of music. I just like to enjoy it, and Johnny hits the spot. Maybe not for cycling, I think something a little "rock-ier" is better, but for pc time and in the car it works.
Johnny Cash: The Legend Boxed Set

Favorites so far:
Ballad of Ira Hayes
Cocaine Blues
25 minutes to Go
and many others.

11 comments on "Johnny Cash"

A Pilgrim's Porridge said...

I am so proud of you.

If you are ever interested I am looking at my iPod right now and I have somewhere around 12 Johnny Cash albums of various kinds (spanning every decade as well as hymns, ballads etc.).

Also, if you are looking for good cycling music - I've got that too. Try Kraftwerk's Tour de France (you will actually probably hate it but I feel like I should mention it b/c it is a bicycling concept album).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQz-CZvkY8k

Keep rockin' the Cash - A True American Hero.

The Unabashed Blogger said...

I knew you would be.

The link wasn't too bad, it was a bit monotonous.

Listening to Johnny makes me want to drink a beer and watch a western.

Funny how things spark your mood.

A Pilgrim's Porridge said...

That's a mood? I thought booze and cowboy's was a way of life?

Which reminds me, before class yesterday I was reading L'Amour and a girl that was sitting across from me mentioned her grandfather was a big fan.

I thought to myself - yeah that's about right.

I should have been alive in 1885.

A Pilgrim's Porridge said...

PS. You still need to check out Townes Van Zandt - that dude was a cowboy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwR1n0p1V7U&feature=related

or even better
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx4PsxUvMqY&feature=related

J B Paul said...

Johnny is the man! The kids know every word to "Folsom Prison Blues", "Jackson", and the cover of the NIN song "Rusty Cage". One of his last recordings was a song with the theme of God cutting you down when you sin. His voice was still deep, but a bit shaky. Great song though.

Gina said...

Oh, L'Amour. Are they as good as I've heard? I haven't read any of his books yet, but they had like 8 of them at the Thrift Store; and I had no money. When I came back they were gone. :(

The Unabashed Blogger said...

L'Amour wrote many, many stories and I beleive some are much better than others. But overall, I've never put one of his books down thinking that it was a waste of time.

Other great authors:
Some of Ralph COMPTON's books,
Elmer Kelton,
Ralph COTTON (great historical accuracy)

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

I prefer Bonanza. 430 episodes and upwards of a half a dozen different plots! :D

The Unabashed Blogger said...

I love Bonanza, very nostalgic. However, reading and watching tv are two different types of entertainment... I still prefer to read my westerns.

A Pilgrim's Porridge said...

yeah, you are right Nic, you watch a handful of Bonanza episodes, you've watched them all.

Now The Rifleman, that's a different story.

The Angry Coder said...

Hey man, I heard you weren't at church this morning cuz you spent half the night underneath a tranny. So how's that working out?