Wednesday, July 29

i love JC

i had this idea of making a tshirt that had this on the front:

and then this on the back:

johnny cash

but i'm shy and don't want to risk people drawing conclusions about my person as they walk past me, not turning around to see the back with this lovely god-like person and thus fully appreciating the beauty of the statement. i'd hate to have them think i'm christian.

oh the horror.

nevertheless, he is lovely (johnny cash that is)

relatively speaking i'm a bit of a newbie to jc. when walk the line came out a few years back i went to go watch the movie on a disasterous date (that involved his ex AND the woman he considered 'The One' - what a guy!)... i didn't know the music and i was not impressed with movie, finding it dull and long-winded.

dull

i watched it again the other day and found it just slightly less dull than the first time, but at least i was then fully immersed in the JC experience and loved the music.

i must admit to a slight disappointment at how minor his 'dark night of the soul' on painkillers or blow or whatever it was seemed. i was expecting heroin binges and and meth-fuelled rages, bodily harm and pissing oneself ... though i suppose that sort of cave chic is was only popular from the 60s.

but back to JC and why i love him. it's his voice. i fell in love with his voice as surely as i fell in love with bing's when i was small chicken hanging out with my gran.

well did you evah

that pic is from one of my favourite movies, high society, with ol' blue eyes, grace kelly and satchmo. bing is on the right. wait, here's a better pick:

that scene with him and sinatra is classic. CK Dexter-Haven (Bing) is a well-to-do gentleman-ruffian into jazz and annoying his ex, Tracy, (Kelly) on her wedding weekend. Mike Connor (Sinatra) is one of two reporters (the other being Liz, Celeste Holm, with whom he does the just marvellous 'who wants to be a millionaire') there to cover this stately and swelegant 'event of the year'.

in this scene, Dexter and Connor hang out in the bar getting drunk while the genteel folk dance beatifically outside...



just bril no?

10 comments:

nursemyra said...

do you like JC's version of "Hurt"?

dorothy said...

hectic. reznor says the only person that can sing that song is JC.

Sparky said...

I love that era. when men were dashing, and women were still womanly.

dorothy said...

those were the MOOOOVIES sparks
i'm sure there were very few fred astaires and bings in the real world, just as i'm sure the likes of kelly didn't generally swan around

Sparky said...

damn it, woman...why must you ruin it for me?

beaverboosh said...

sparky it's not just the moooovies... i still wear my tux for dinner most nights and mrs bb is often in a ball gown...

Sparky said...

does she swoon a lot?
because that's the clincher right there.

beaverboosh said...

swoon... oh yes does she... hand on hip while smoking a thinline from a cigarette holder or drinking a glass of bubby...

dorothy said...

:D

Anonymous said...

Dot, why would you be shy by saying "i'd hate to have them think i'm christian"