Tuesday, July 31, 2007

touch me i'm sick...

really, that should be don't touch me. i've been sick since early saturday morning. or late friday night. whatever one wishes to call it. a touch of the stomach flu i believe. but enough about that.

i have declared tuesdays new music tuesdays. i am going to see if i can post one song from each album i own. this should take about five years. :)

i thought long and hard about what song should be the first one. this is a song i've been listening to a lot lately. and singing over and over again in the car. it's by one of my all time favourite artists, mr. johnny cash. among the many things i love about johnny cash, is the fact that once he records a song, it's his. i remember once driving home, listening to the local 'alternative' radio station and thinking, this song, it sounds so familiar yet different. i finally realized it was soundgarden's 'rusty cage'. which i now think of as a johnny cash song.

here he covers a steve earle song. an artist i've recently rediscovered thru my project of listening to every cd i own. i got into a heated discussion with a friend of mine about steve earle vs bruce springsteen. i said the problem for me was that i didn't believe when springsteen sings. but when steve earle sings about hard times, i know he's lived them.

here it is. the inaugural track in new music tuesdays. it's from the 'unearthed' box set.

johnny cash - devil's right hand.

my fave line is

"loads a mite slow and i soon found out
it can get you into trouble but it can't get you out"

(ps... i'm not sure how long i am going to leave these tracks up for. i'm thinking of deleting them in a week. so get 'em while they last!)


Allison said...

I hope you're starting to feel a bit better. I think music tuesdays are a grand idea. I always forget to delete the tracks I put up...too much work ;)

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

today was a good day. i think i'm on the mend.

i kinda like the idea of "limited edition" tuesdays. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That is a great song, and you're right, whatever Mr Cash touched, he made his own.

Hope you're better.

Dale said...

I like Steve Earle and I didn't know Johnny covered 'Devil's Right Hand'! Excellent offering, thanks!

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

barbara - glad you agree! :)

and i'm feeling loads better today.

dale - you are most welcome.

see ya next tuesday?