Friday, July 21, 2006

The Man in Black

Johnny Cash has always been one of my favorite musicians, even when I didn't quite know why. His music (especially the lyrics) seem timeless and extremely honest. Cash pulled no punches when he wrote and sang about the unseemly aspects of life - the dark side. Too much of what is called "Christian" music is focused nearly entirely on the bright side of life, and because of that it isn't honest, in my opinion.

Russell Morris wrote an article for an older issue of Touchstone called, "Real Hard Cash." He has some good thoughts on why Johnny has endured on the music scene for so long, and why he strikes such a chord (pun intended) with so many of us.


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