One morning, about four o’clock, I was driving my car just about as fast as I could. I thought, ‘Why am I out on the highway this time of night?’ I was miserable, and it all came to me: ‘I’m falling in love with somebody I have no right to fall in love with. I can’t fall in love with this man, but it’s just like a ring of fire.
"It’s a shame that all the blame is on us women…"
RIP Kitty Wells, America’s first female country music star. Sixty years ago this summer, Wells topped the charts with “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” in a rebuke to all those ol’ boys who blamed their wayward ways on wayward gals. She wasn’t having it.
A wonderful pair of letters from Johnny to June. One on the occasion of her birthday 65th birthday, and the other shortly after her death in 2003. In the first he writes:
“Happy birthday, Princess, We get old and get use to each other. We think alike. We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.”
In the second … well … just take a look for yourself. - Nell
Listen to the Fresh Air Interview with Johnny Cash.
ama bayrak ya da flama getirmeyin demiştik bay cash!
The legendary Johnny Cash doing his thing on stage
Earl & Lester, 1966
Photo by Lee Friedlander
Why we need time travel.
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, late 1940s.
“I Fall To Pieces” /
You want me to act like we’ve never kissed. You want me to forget, pretend we’ve never met. And I’ve tried and I’ve tried but I haven’t yet.
Patsy Cline, SWEET DREAMS: THE COMPLETE DECCA STUDIO MASTERS 1960-1963
Johnny Cash “Folsom Prison Blues”
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