One of the world’s greatest singers, writer of music, and lyricists. He began life as a bad guy. Spent years in prison. Came out redeemed and went on to make the world a better and more understanding place to live.
Cash did 2 concerts venued in a jail. Not as a prisoner. His time done.
The first was in 1956. His concert performance at Folsom Prison. His Folsom Prison Blues made the top ten.
He wrote and sang Walk the Line for the first time in 1968.
His second concert was performed at San Quentin Prison on New Year’s Day 1968. Cash had spent his longest term of confinement at San Quentin. He returned to be with “his people.”
Merle Haggard was a prisoner at San Quentin at the time. His starring days to come later.
Haggard was 20 years old when sentenced to 15 years. He served only 2 years.
He watched the Cash’s San Quentinn concert. He credits Cash with giving him the inspiration to launch a career after prison. That career included 38 #1 hits. Songs like Sing Me Back Home, Okie From Muskogee, and Today I Started Loving You Again.
Regarding Cash’s San Quentin performance, Haggard said, “He had the right attitude. He chewed gum, looked arrogant, and flipped the bird to the guards – he did everything the prisoners wanted to do. He was a mean mother from the South who was there because he loved us. When he walked away, everyone in that place had become a Johnny Cash fan.”
JustSaying brought to my attention a Linda Ronstadt interview conducted over CNN by Anderson Cooper.
Cooper asked her about Trump. Her response direct and to the point. She said Hitler had destroyed Germany and centuries of intellectual history. He made people afraid to speak out. She also believes Mexicans are the new Jews.
Pretty good from my perspective. She calls things as she sees them!
Anderson Cooper another story. He is a CNN star. Fifty years old. Purportedly knowledgeable about everything.
He disappointed me and probably Ronstadt when he said her comments surprised him. The comparisons between Trump and Hitler. Like it was the first time he was hearing it. He thought most people did not think of such a comparison.
Something is wrong with Anderson! I have been saying for 3 years to BEWARE!. Trump is in effect Hitler reincarnated. Everything he does is similar to what Hitler did in the 1930’s.
The blind cannot see. Some persons refuse to see.
This morning’s Key West Citizen has photos of Bourbon Street Pub and Sloppy Joe’s at midnight New Year’s eve. Sushi and the Conch Shell falling.
The crowds were comparable vision wise to Times Square.
Key West a great place to be New Year’s eve!
Florida’s anti-texting law in effect. Texting illegal.
A good law. I know from my own experience the times I almost caused an accident because I was driving and texting. One’s attention is automatically on the cell phone for a few seconds. That’s all it takes.
The Citizen began today publishing excerpts from the diary of a Key West resident from long ago. May L. Johnson. The first excerpt dated January 2, 1896. It will run every day til the diary runs out.
May was 19 at the time. Her first day experiences interesting. How a 19 year old lived back then.
I panicked yesterday. Someone messaged me that Facebook was going to start charging $39 a word for messages beginning today. Did not make sense. However, you never know.
I tossed the problem over to Sloan and asked she investigate it. Sloan’s response in effect don’t worry. A scam. She attached 2 e-mails from July last summer. One asking if the charge was true.
Facebook’s response: “…..a scam. We will always keep Facebook a free service for everyone.”
Time brings changes. Weed is in and plastic bags out.
On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island was opened as a U.S. Immigration site. Now long closed, it nevertheless became the gateway to the U.S. for more than 12 million people. Including my Mother, grandparents on both sides, and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Each made a contribution. Some small, some large. Each was a value to their new country.
As will Mexicans, Latinos and others who seek entry today.
Maine’s Senator Sue Collins has decided any Senate impeachment should require a trial. Witnesses, questions, and answers. She stands in opposition to Majority McConnell in this regard. She believes “it is inappropriate for McConnell and even Democrats to pre-judge a trial itself.
Several days ago, Kim Jong Un spoke at a North Korean conference. He made it clear. He no longer felt bound by his self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long range missile testing.
Kim has been cheating most of the time the moratorium was supposedly in effect. Trump did nothing, except talk about his “love affair” with one of the world’s most treacherous leaders.
Haircut today. With Lori. My barber/friend for 20 years.
She has been gone for 2 months. An extended vacation. She is back!
Enjoy your day!