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November 16, 2005

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Ellen Dana Nagler

I always thought Johnny Cash was incredibly sexy. I always thought Bob Woodward was incredibly boring, utterly devoid of sex appeal. And I figure nobody much cares about what I think about who's sexy, so I'll just down my shot of Jack Daniels and slink away...

The Heretik

The people care, Ellen. Watching this especiale for the moment. Jerry Lee Lewis and Kid Rock doing "I Walk the Line" make me want to walk the out. Jerry Lee is a fragile version of The Killer these days. Somebody explain Kid Rock to me. Or not.

Night Bird

I care Ellen.

My link, but I cannot stay for a drink.

comandante agi t. prop

Greetings Heretik,

Johnny Cash, eh? Well, I'm young, and didn't know much of the man in black. I know of him through other musicians. I know 'Ring of Fire' because Social Distortion covered it. I believe he sang on Joe Strummer's last album on a duet of 'Redemption Song'. I've been listening to his stuff recently, and I must say, he was badass.

Kate

I've got to toot my horn a little and point you to this. Insanity!

I can't wait to see the Johnny Cash flick. I saw him about a decade ago here in Chicago. My seats were on the floor but all the way in the back, and all around me were brawny bikers with beards hanging down to the middle of their bellies dressed in black, worn-out Harley tees. Johnny was amazing.

Kate

Okay, sorry. The link is bad. Here's the good link.

The Heretik

Agi, that version of Redemption Song is awesome, even with Johnny's advanced years. And Joe's phrasing is a bit different from the Clash style. I took your test your way. Oy.

comandante agi t. prop

You're in good company down there with the Dalai Lama, Heretik. Have you heard Johnny's cover of the Nine Inch Nails song 'Hurt'?

Congratulations Kate! I enjoyed listening to your NPR piece.

eRobin

Hi, Everyone :)

One of my biggest regrets entertainment-wise is never seeing Johnny Cash play in person. I've got tickets though to see Bruce in Trenton next week - last show of the tour. First time for me. I'm counting the hours.

libby

Hey folks. I'll have a shot of bourbon please and a Budweiser beer in honor of Johnny and I'd like to dedicate this song to my former pal, Bobby Woodward and his White House messiah.

Kate

eRobin, the Devils and Dust tour is INCREDIBLE. I saw Bruce here earlier this year. Had to buy scalped tickets, but it was worth every dollar. It was one of the greatest concerts I've ever attended. Did you buy the 30th anniversary Born to Run box? I went out and got it yesterday because I heard him on Terry Gross and I'm no different than a teenaged groupie when it comes to Bruce. Silly me!

Mannion

Hi, Mom! I'm home!

libby

Knock out piece on NPR Kate. Very moving and you have a great voice for radio.

misty

One of the couple good songs off the Zooropa album, The Wanderer. His cover of Hurt was beautiful, so haunting.

Mannion

And I remembered to pick up a link at the store like you asked!

It's the Viscount taking his stand.

Roxanne

Dr. Leo Strauss sent me this.

Mannion's Mother

Hello, everyone. Be nice to my boy, Lance.

Earl Bockenfeld

I like his song, Man in Black, which stated why he wore the colors he did.

Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.

I wear the black for those who never read,
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
About the road to happiness through love and charity,
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.

I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
Believen' that the Lord was on their side,
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believen' that we all were on their side.

Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin' everywhere you go,
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything's OK,
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.

Rook

Can you believe I heard someone actually say they believe the CIA? Unbelievable! That calls for a moosed* depth charge. And no, I do not want any cream or sugar. The Man In Black ought to know coffee is best black.

Caribou Coffee calls adding a shot of expresso "moosed" coffee. A depth charge is also a cup of coffee with a shot of expresso. Do the math.

Mannion

Earl, you sounded just like the Man. Or like Joaquin Phoenix. You'll have to sing us another one.

Mannion

Mom, can I borrow the keys to the car? I want to take the blonde out to the malt shop for her birthday.

Earl Bockenfeld

Mannion, tell the blonde 'Happy Birthday' for me!

Ellen Dana Nagler

Back for another pop before tuning in the show -- another couple of minutes. I don't think I'm going to like it. But I think I'll like the film. That's how I am, all prejudgment. I knew I was going to find Kate's ATC piece moving and beautiful, and I did.

Kate, just so's you'll know, I haven't forgotten Afghanistan. The son of a friend of mine is there, Lt. Col. in the Army Reserve, and I publish at The Broad View the letters he writes home, along with the pictures he sends. The link is in the left sidebar. Pictures too. I'm about to update the page with John's most recent posts.

And thanks, guys, for caring who I think is sexy. It may open up a whole new career.

Ellen Dana Nagler

Oops. In the right sidebar...

eRobin

Kate: Tried to get it and it's sold out everywhere. But I'll get it this week if I have to drive to the next county. I'm a total fangirl too when it comes to Bruce.

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