Sunday, May 31, 2015

I Hear Johnny Cash...


...Died Of A Broken Heart.


The note, above, was written by Mr. Cash a couple of months after his partner June passed away.

A couple of months later Johnny was gone too.

Which brings me to a very fine tune that you may not have heard before (but most definitely should) by Kelley McRae...



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Ms. McRae's original version, done with her partner Matt Casteline, is fantastic...And like Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray, McRae and Casteline went all in awhile back when they sold everything, quit their day jobs, bought themselves a (notso)VW Microbus and spent a year on the road playing music full time...You can go listen to (and buy some) of their great stuff...Here.
Johnny's note above first showed up in his son John's coffee table book and then later (of course) over at 'Letters of Note'...
As for the PoliMedia-Blogging?...I'm just real busy with the science geek stuff at the moment developing a new project which means lots of work-related reading time that can't be devoted to (wasted?) fisking the usual suspects...I'll get back to it soon...Maybe.


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10 comments:

Don F. said...

awesome song! A broken heart is a sad place, perhaps too sad.

Your postscript mirrors my feelings lately, kind of futile when you consider the real important stuff, the kind of stuff Johnny felt at the end.

Lew said...

Bad news for medical tumors, which is good news for us. Good news for political tumors, which is bad news for us.

But if there can’t be two of you, there isn’t much doubt where you’re needed most. Best wishes in whatever you’re working at, and thanks for all you do.

GGMLynn said...

What Lew said!

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Glad to hear you had not rode your bike into the middle of Beaver Lake and taken a good beaver tailing from its residents.

scotty on denman said...

Hey man! Thanx for the tune and everything else. Tonight I am summoned to rejoin cojoined parts of three bands I used to belong to---and I'm told they do Johnny Cash numbers! Which is great because two of those three (plus another one we all used to play in way back) covered a few in our day. "Get Rhythm", of course, "Hey Porter", 'n' stuff. Just winding some strings, about to venture out into the rain-improved world---with an nice rendition of a "new" Johnny Cash tune ringing in my ears! Couldn't be better! Maybe the guy whom I've yet to meet knows "Tear-stained Letter"; that'd be great...

PS--was hoping you were preoccupied with R&R all this while. So I guess it was R&D instead. Oh well, good to hear you again anyways.

astrom47 said...

I first heard Johnny Cash in the1950's and I loved his music. I still do and we went to a musical about his music in Chemenius. It was great.I still love it.

astrom47 said...

I must add, thank you for posting this. He was a phenomenal musican and this is a wonderful song! Thank You!

karen said...

Great song! Nice to have a new song and know you're fine. Ditto what Lew said, but don't forget us - we miss you!

Anonymous said...

When I saw this article today..... you're the first guy I thoght of RossK.

" The thickness of your wallet and your level of education play a potent role in determining the kinds of music you love and the kinds you hate, according to new research from the University of British Columbia."

Not so much because of your wealth ( ??? ) but because of your love of music.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Wealth+education+shape+taste+music+study+finds/11106514/story.html

Guy in Victoria

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joo90ZWrUkU