Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I Can't Forget Today I Shot That Bad Bitch Down
Johnny Cash - "Cocaine Blues (live)"
At Folsom Prison, 1968
Damn ya'll, sorry I just haven't been around. For some reason I just haven't been too motivated to write much about music recently... it might be because there's not alot going on (and what there is has been getting covered plenty well as is). It might also be because myself and the rest of the gang here have been getting out most of our snarky complaints in person--we need to work on that. (Real life's also been getting in my way recently... bitch, bitch, bitch.)
Anyway, since I don't have anything too interesting to write on my own at the moment, I'll point your attention to a very interesting and well-written post by Brandon Soderberg at the newly-revamped hiphopmusic.com.
Rap & Country
As a rule, I really don't listen to much white folks music. Dunno why, the bulk of it just never spoke to me (even though it maybe should). That said, I've been a Johnny Cash fan since way back in the day. (Granted, when it comes to Cash my own "back in the day" is still pretty late in his career, but it is years before he died, so that should be something.) Anyway, while the Soderberg post is good because it goes beyond comparing rap and country in terms of the old "Johnny Cash talked about killing people!" argument, I'm still posting one of my all-time favorite songs, because I feel like it.
I know, I know, it's already a classic album and I'm not exactly presenting you with something obscure, but the Man In Black dropped the b-word way back in the 60's........