Saturday, September 25, 2021

One Piece at a Time

 Johnny Cash is a headliner at our house. He was a talented man, one who gave rather than take.

That a given, what do most people listen to when his music appears.? Here are two of mine:

One piece at a time


Our oldest granddaughter will be 17 in a month or two. There is much talking and planning about a car for sometime soon. Her father would love putting a car like this together. Mommy? Not so much.

And then there is this song: Hurt. This is almost painful to hear and understand. Johnny Cash is old, and the lines on his face tell a lot.  The voice says more.

Hurt by Nine Inch Nails

When the leaders of Nine inches nails were blown away by his interpretation, they said  "It's his song now".

Just a side note about  One Piece at a Time.  One fellow blogger and friend loves vintage vehicles, http://shipslog-jack.blogspot.com/  He is a good storyteller. Look him up!




22 comments:

  1. One of our surgeons loved Johnny Cash and had his songs playing in the OR. When he brought Johnny's last album for us to listen to it was very painful...not surgical painful...but ear painful! This one today wasn't too bad. It's hard to get old and he was a classic so I guess we can cut him some slack! I'm sure he got a real caddy in his day! Ha! Have a good weekend!

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    1. He died before I could get to some place to see a performance.

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  2. How generous of Nine Inch Nails.
    And yes, it is a powerful rendition.

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  3. Johnny Cash was a true American Voice. I'm glad he had such late-life success with "Hurt."

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    1. My gr-daughters shared this song to me. They have good taste.

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  4. We once drove to Lapanto, AR for a volunteer repair job. First we were thrilled to learn that is where 'A painted House' was filmed. Also to know that Johnny
    Cash was from around there. We went by his early home and talked to old FArmers who knew Johnny they said he could really "Pick a Bail a Day". In my early life I only knew one man here in NC who could do that. Of course around in that area you couldn't find anyone with a bad word about Johnny Cash. And Yes I love his music.
    Sherry & jack

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    1. What a privilege to see parts of Johnny Cash's life. Picking a bail a day? I bet he did more than that.

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  5. he was one of a kind, and of the best kind.

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    1. He was a positive figure in many different audiences.

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  6. I remember "Hurt" from Nine Inch Nails. Johnny Cash really did make something more of it.

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    1. He went at it with his unique style, and made it something more.

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  7. I have to put "A Boy Named Sue" at the top of my Johnny Cash favorites. I only learned a couple weeks ago that Johnny Cash was the first person outside of the Soviet Union to find out Joseph Stalin had died. I didn't even know he was in the Air Force. Here's more details on that story, if you don't already know.

    https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/johnny-cash-joseph-stalin-the-morse-code-crack-country-history-x/

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    1. That was a favorite when our kids were small. They laughed at it. Now? I don't know.

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  8. "Hurt" I have never heard that song before, it's so sad.

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    1. It was a song made famous by the artists called Nine Inch Nails. I know thing else about them, except this is a darn good song.

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  9. Nothing you said is any different in my house. Grew up with The Man In Black, went through the teen years with daughter Roseanne, lost my dad to the Highwaymen.

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    1. We love the Highwaymen. Too many of these men are gone now.

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  10. I'm one of the odd ones. I'm not a country and western fan. Give me classic hard rock any day. I at least listened to these and can appreciate them.

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  11. Johnny Cash covered so many songs of other artists and made them his own. That is a true talent. My real name is unusual and he actually had a song about a woman with my name. Of course I rushed to buy it. I now own most of his albums.

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  12. We love Johnny Cash too and just watched Walk the Line...AGAIN! It has so much good music in it.

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  13. Thanks for these, I do like his version of 'Hurt'.

    All the best Jan

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!