Thursday, November 17, 2005

Johnny Cash

(It's weird that I'm feeling the need to comment on TV today.)
Dunno if y'all saw the Johnny Cash tribute on CBS today. I'm not sure if I liked it or not. There was actually some good talent on the show covering Cash's songs, which was a nice change. It seems like usually TV shows sporting lots of music end up being one artist (typically Norah Jones) in a sea of charlatans, but this time she performed alongside the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Of course, they had to equalize all that good taste by bringing on expert song-butcher Kid Rock to bring a swift end to the hope that Lewis would pull off a just cover of "Walk the Line." Plus, I'm still not convinced that the show was much anything more than an extended plug for the new Juaquin Phoenix movie.

Still, it was good to hear some of the songs.

2 comments:

TioChuy said...

I would tend to agree with the very last bit of speculation. Johnny died a few days before I came home in 2003. On the anniversary in 2004 there wasn't near the excitement and this show doesn't even coincide with that "black day" September 12, 2003, but far closer to the release date November 18, 2005.

El Ranchero said...

True, I didn't even think of that.