Johnny Cash postage stamp to be released this year
01.30.2013
11:14 am

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The United States Postal Service will be issuing a Johnny Cash stamp later this year as part of its new “Music Icons” series. The stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez which appeared on the cover of the album Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.

Makes me want to start writing letters again.

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ FAIL
01.11.2013
04:06 pm

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There’s really not much to say about this. Just watch it…
 

 
Via D-listed

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Kids’ Halloween Costumes That They’re Too Young to Understand


A miniature Don Draper.
 
Flavorwire has an excellent roundup of photos titled “Kids’ Halloween Costumes That They’re Too Young to Understand.”

Missing from the list: Little Johnny Cash.


“I shot a boy in Reno just for some candy corn.”

 

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
He Walks The Line: The Johnny Cash 24-Hour Money Machine (1985)
08.03.2012
09:19 am

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The JohnnyCash Money Machine


 
Yesterday I posted about something that I did not know about until that morning, thanks to one of our readers: Iggy Pop’s guest appearance as a Vorta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Today brings another “I did not know that”: The JohnnyCash Money Machine courtesy of Canada Trust Bank. This short-lived promotion happened in 1985.
 

 
One more JohnnyCash Money Machine commercial after the jump…
 
With thanks to Robert Dayton!
 

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Crimes against rock ‘n’ roll: Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Ring Of Fire’
06.15.2012
01:11 pm

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Olivia Newton-John


 
Olivia Newton-John should be hurled into a burning ring of fire for desecrating the Johnny Cash classic, which was co-written by his wife June Carter and Merle Kilgore.

This discofied version of “Ring Of Fire” is a re-mix of the track that first appeared on Newton-John’s 1977 album of country covers, Making A Good Thing Better - a misleading title if there ever was one.
 

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Handmade felted rock stars


Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin hangin’ out
 
Oregon -based artist Kay Petal makes these whimsical sculptural needle-felted rock star dolls. Kay says, “Using single, barbed felting needles I sculpt wool fibers into solid felted wool characters with heart and soul. My characters are soft and flexible yet strong and durable.”

And guess what? Kay will even make one of YOU! You can contact her on the website Felt Alive for more information.
 

Johnny Cash
 
More after the jump…

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
7 Classic Tracks

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Age may weary and death may claim, but the ears will not condemn this fine selection of essential listening from Blondie, Joe Strummer, Ian Dury, Sonic Youth, David Bowie, Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen taken from Later with Jools Holland.

01. Blondie - “Heart of Glass” from 1998
02. Joe Strummer - “London Calling” from 2000
03. Ian Dury - “Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll” from 1998
04. Sonic Youth- “Sacred Trickster” from 2009
05. David Bowie - “Ashes to Ashes” from 1999
06. Johnny Cash - “Folsom Prison Blues” from 1994
07. Leonard Cohen - “Dance me to the End of Love” from 1993
 

 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
Johnny Cash: The Last Great American
12.30.2011
03:40 pm

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From 2004, Johnny Cash: The Last Great American was the first major TV retrospective of the singer’s life and times. Featuring contributions from his daughter Rosanne Cash and son John Carter Cash, longtime manager Lou Robin, and fellow musicians, Little Richard, Cowboy Jack Clement, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Elvis Costello. This documentary contains incredible archive and some superb performances, and is a fine testament to The Man in Black.
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds

Competing James Bond themes: Tom Jones vs. Johnny Cash’s ‘Thunderball’


 

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Competing James Bond themes: Tom Jones vs. Johnny Cash’s ‘Thunderball’
12.27.2011
09:26 am

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It’s the Man in Black vs. the bombastic Welsh crooner…

I like the Johnny Cash version, it’s cool, but more for a James Bond film that might take place in Texas than underwater. It’s pretty obvious why they didn’t use this one!
 

 
And here’s a smoking live version from the 1960s by the one and only Tom Jones….
 

Written by Richard Metzger | Discussion
Dennis Hopper recites Kipling on ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ 1970


 
At the height of his drug-fueled insanity, Dennis Hopper recites Rudyard Kipling’s “If” on The Johnny Cash Show, September 30, 1970. Can you imagine seeing such a thing on prime-time television today?

This can’t have been easy for him to do in the state of mind he was in back then!
 

 
Thank you, Leroy Chapman!

Written by Richard Metzger | Discussion
Earliest known footage of Elvis, Buddy Holly (plus Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins)


 
This is what it says on YouTube:

This colour clip was shot silent in 1955 in Oklahoma City while Holly and Elvis Presley were working the two bottom slots on a country package tour headlined by Hank Snow — and apparently represents not only the earliest film footage of Holly but that of Elvis as well (he’s dressed in a neon-bright green shirt and he’s already a physically commanding figure).

Other YouTubers are saying this was shot in Buddy Holly’s high school in Lubbock, Texas, the following year. Whatever the case, you can also catch Carl Perkins, and at :58 seconds in, a really young-looking Johnny Cash.
 

 
(via Everlasting Blort)

Written by Richard Metzger | Discussion
Johnny Cash ‘flipping the bird’ pumpkin
10.31.2011
10:32 am

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Epic Johnny Cash carved pumpkin by Marc Evan and Chris Soria aka Maniac Pumpkin Carvers.

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Johnny Cash Halloween costume

(via Nerdcore)

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Johnny Cash Halloween costume
10.23.2011
10:44 am

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“I shot a boy in Reno just for some candy corn.”

This is beyond awesome.

(via reddit)

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Johnny Cash and June Carter window shades


 
Delightful Johnny Cash and June Carter window shade set by Etsy seller Drink and Dream. They’re $150 for the pair.

Below, Johnny Cash and June Carter performing “If I Were A Carpenter.”
 

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Johnny Cash performs ‘San Quentin’ at San Quentin State Prison
03.18.2011
08:35 am

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Every picture tells a story and here is the story behind one of the most iconic rebel images of all, photographer Jim Marshall’s classic shot of Johnny Cash flippin’ the bird during his famous concert at San Quentin State Prison:

Some of Marshall’s most arresting photographs of Cash were taken at two California prisons, Folsom (1968) and San Quentin (1969). These were not Cash’s first performances for prison inmates—indeed, his song “Folsom Prison Blues” had been released more than a decade earlier, in 1955, as a 45 and 78 by Sun Records. But the trip to Folsom would be recorded for a live album, and Jim Marshall was invited along by Cash’s label, Columbia, to document the event.

On the SFAE website, Jim Marshall recalls the day, January 13, 1968, when Cash and his band, the Tennessee Three, with the great Carl Perkins on guitar, entered the prison (see the pensive portrait of Cash, above). “The granite walls in Folsom are about eight feet thick, and we had just gotten off the bus and gone through one giant gate into a holding area. Then we went through a second gate, and, when it clanked shut, John said, ‘Jim, there’s a feeling of permanence in that sound.’ After that, I started wondering when we were going to get out of there.”

The success of “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison,” with a Marshall close-up of Cash on its cover, sweat dripping down his face from the bottom of his sideburns, sent Cash to San Quentin a year later for another live album. That recording, which made it to No. 1 on both the country and pop charts in the U.S., is famous for its black-and-blue cover, with Cash’s head silhouetted from behind by a harsh spotlight.

The most famous image from the day, though, is unquestionably the candid shot of Cash taken during a rehearsal before the show. Again from the SFAE website, Marshall recalls the origins of what he believed was “probably the most ripped off photograph in the history of the world. There was a TV crew behind me and John was on the side of the stage. I said ‘John, let’s do a shot for the warden.’” Apparently, that’s all the prompting Cash needed to look straight into Marshall’s lens and flip him the bird.

Below, Johny Cash and the Tennessee Three perform “San Quentin” at California’s San Quentin State Prison in 1969. What an amazing moment.
 

 
Via Collector’s Weekly

Written by Richard Metzger | Discussion
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