Mudcat Café message #1723812 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90789   Message #1723812
Posted By: GUEST
21-Apr-06 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Icons come, icons go. Means little to the individual listener, who if s/he can still choose personally despite media bombardment, chooses for hirself. In a long lifetime I've seen and found wanting so many icons that one more or less is irrelevant...haven't you?

In 50 years they'll be saying this about Britney Spears.

Status as an "icon" is about as meaningful as what kinda toilet paper you use. Not liking J. Cash is just as significant as not liking H. Bogart movies. Entirely justifiable...others disagree. Makes no neverminds.

Ya like what ya like. And there's plenty around to like, with or without Johnny -- even if you might have to go back to ancient British ballads or obscure '20s fiddle blues to find it.

BTW, my wife and I once flew on the same plane as Cash...he in 1st class of course, we in cabin. Still...we remember to this day walking by him and getting a level look from those dark eyes ... a memory to keep.