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Foamy D Psycho (Mr_rabid)
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Post Number: 469
Registered: 10-2001
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 6:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

So I get this picture in my head of Heaven. And there is this need, what with all the standing around and harp playing and going to an Elvis concert AGAIN, for entertainment.

And so the entertainment director in Heaven, some angel that never did make it to Arch status, some guy with a flaming cell phone and golden PDA, he says to the Angel of Death:

"It's time for another variety show. Get me Cash, Zevon, and that guy from Three's Company."
"We got that guy" says Death.
"No, no, not the landlord. The guy who falls down."
"Chevy Chase wasn't on that show."
"NO, you idiot, Chase is going to Hell anyway on account of those Vacation movies. Ritter, that's the guy."
"Dammit, I just got back from Hollywood. Bob Hope isn't good enough all of a sudden?"
"Too many of the veterans have already seen him...same jokes fifty years later, and anyway it just reminds them of the blown-to-bits and dying-in-agony thing."
"OK, OK..."
Jack Collins (_blackjack_)
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Post Number: 1215
Registered: 11-2000


Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 9:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Johnny's cover of Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat" is fucking amazing. I wasn't a bit surprised that Johnny could do more with "Hurt" than Trent Reznor, but I was shocked to discover he could do one of Nick Cave's signature songs as well or better than Nick Cave himself.
Pervert Euchre (Perruche_verte)
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Post Number: 511
Registered: 12-2000


Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 9:59 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is one of the songs that got me interested in Johnny Cash again.

"13"

Bad luck wind been blowin' at my back
I was born to bring trouble to wherever I'm at
Got the number 13 tattooed on my neck
When the ink starts to itch, then the black will turn to red

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number when I was young

Got a long line of heartache, I carry it well
The list of lives I've broken reach from here to hell
Bad luck wind been blowin' at my back
I pray you don't look at me, I pray I don't look back

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number when I was young

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number when I was young.


This song is not actually a cover; Rick Rubin asked Glenn Danzig to write a song for Johnny Cash and this is what he came up with. Cash and his friends loved it, and wanted Danzig to write him another song, but Danzig had left American Records by that time (and was suing them) and didn't want any of his songs on that label. He now does a version of "13" himself.
"Drink accomplished what God did not." --Marguerite Duras
Uncle (Uncle)
le Duc
Username: Uncle

Post Number: 114
Registered: 5-2001


Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

What was it that you liked about it? Was it a original or a cover of one of Glenn's songs? I think I heard a cover of Dirty Black Summer by Johnny.
Turd Ferguson (Turdferguson)
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 1-2003


Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 6:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I was never a big fan of Johnny Cash, but I really liked that song Glenn Danzig wrote for him.
Baba Booey! Baba Booey! Baba Booey! Baba B-
Uncle (Uncle)
le Duc
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Post Number: 111
Registered: 5-2001


Posted on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 3:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

On NPR they spoke of both Cash& Ritter and they were friends. "Drive on, don,t mean a thing, Drive on Johnny". I do hope he's with his June.
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
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Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 683
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 2:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

John Ritter's father was Tex Ritter, so they'll probably git along fine.
Marc Chevalier (Chevalier)
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Post Number: 1450
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well, at least John Ritter will have company.

Jack Collins (_blackjack_)
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Post Number: 1207
Registered: 11-2000


Posted on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 10:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Fuck.
Robert Novak (Justabob)
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

For a guy who could not even speak on key he did alright.
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
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Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 681
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 8:43 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The Almighty Finger O' Johnny

TAKE THAT, MR. DEATH!!



Barsnake (Barsnake)
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Post Number: 204
Registered: 4-2002


Posted on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 8:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Johnny Cash, another one that will be missed.

"My name it is Sam Hall and I hate you one and all, Damn your Eyes."
and the beat goes on...
Pataphysician (Pataphysician)
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Username: Pataphysician

Post Number: 680
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 5:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Johnny Cash died last night. I posted this before, but it's worth posting again:

http://www.goodluckcricket.com/june%20carter/june.html



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