Friday, September 12, 2003

Johnny Cash, the brilliant songwriter, singer and even TV host, died at age 71. Cash was brilliant. I have a tape of "Live at Folsom Prison and San Quentin" that would probably be my favorite live album of all time. In songs like "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire" you can hear the ache of those longing for something or someone. His voice was one of a kind. Even his last single, "Hurt" (a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song), still carries so much power. Another sad day for music.

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