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Thread #90789   Message #1724194
Posted By: catspaw49
21-Apr-06 - 06:08 PM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Hey Danks........Waylon built a new home a couple of doors down from the Cash place. I know this because I lived about 8 houses in the other direstion back then (we had the driveway where the tour buses turned around...Got paid for that!!!). Just a sidenote.....'cause neither one of them talked to me!

Icons are funny things and it has as much to do with their life as their talent. And the whole thing is very subjective as others have noted. All else being equal, there is simply no accounting for an individual's opinion......and we all got one.

It is often harder for me to understand why someone isn't an icon rather than why some are. Some seem destined for that status from the gitgo and others, no matter how great, will never have it. To take it completely away from music, Dale Earnhardt is perhaps now even more than a racing icon, but he certainly is that. And as good as his record was, even before his death you KNEW he would be an icon. By the same token, an equally great and perhaps even a better racer, Jeff Gordon, will NEVER achieve that status.

Try to just see that it is far beyond the individuals and something quite undefinable that makes icons.