Mudcat Café message #1725083 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90789   Message #1725083
Posted By: Peace
23-Apr-06 - 01:03 AM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
While I liked much of Cash's work and certainly much of his writing (especially his notes on Dylan's "Nashville Skyline"), and despite having listened to the man since I was a teenager and once even having met him in my mid-teens (which was a thrill and would have been more worth telling about had I been able to do anything but stand there and gape), and while I think he wrote fantastic melodies, I don't think of him as an icon. A great; a giant in music; one helluva man--but not an icon. Hell, I don't even think of Dylan as an icon.