Have I ever told you how much I like Johnny Cash’s music? I do. I sooooo do! And maybe it’s not even his music that I like but his voice? The man had this amazing, unearthly voice that can reach deep within me. It’s something Justin Bieber could never do (ha!).
Johnny Cash’s version of God’s Gonna Cut You Down will always be my favorite rendition of the popular song! I realize the message can come as pretty radical for this special time, however, I’m hoping you’ll still appreciate the song for its musical value and also for the famous faces that were brought together for the video! Ladies and gents, Johnny Cash!
Have you recognized the faces? Can you make a short countdown of the participants? Around 40, give or take! Forty stars in their own right, mainly from the musical field. Johnny’s version was included on the American V: A Hundred Highways from 2006 and was awarded with a Grammy Award in 2008 for the Best Short Form Music Video and most recently you may have heard it on True Grit’s trailer soundtrack. (if you’re already familiar with the movie, you can watch the trailer here)
You know I was saying that I will get to the “finally” part of the celebration spirit getting a hold of us? A week ago, today, we had some troubles with our daughter – she wasn’t feeling well. We went to the hospital with her and discovered she couldn’t hear us well anymore (despair!) because she was suffering from Otitis Media (which is mainly an inflammation / infection right behind the ear drum). Although it’s pretty common in children, it’s the first one in our four – kids household (crossing our fingers and praying for it to be the last we’ll ever deal with again!). Anyway, after a couple of dark, desperate days, we were back on track Monday, hoping and religiously following the doctor’s orders and prescriptions. Now we’re supposed to check back next week, see how the treatment went, but she’s much better now. And so are we. And very thankful for that! So you see, Johnny Cash isn’t all that random choice after all! (wink)