Friday, January 13, 2012

Sounds: Johnny Cash


On this date, January 13th,  in 1968  Johnny Cash played his famous Folsom Prison concert.  A couple years ago I helped a friend drive her red car, appropriately named The Green Flash, halfway across the country.  That was one fantastic road trip. We out ran a tornado in Missouri, became radioactive in Illinois, survived the apocalypse in Indianapolis, realized that Ohio is a lot bigger state than either one us thought, quoted Monty Python and the Holy Grail ad nauseam (Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!), and sang along, quite loudly, to Mr. Cash and friends.

So here’s to road trips and prison songs! Note that I didn't say here's to prisons. My advice would be stay out of the slammer, kids.

You will see pretty early on in this video, that it is not a clip from the actual prison concert. Unless of course the prison was full of screaming girls. Not that people who continually scream at high pitches, during concerts, don't belong in jail. Sometimes they do. Yep, I said it. 


p.s. I wasn't kidding about the tornado:


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