Sunday, February 26th, 2012

This is the crowd-sourced video for Johnny Cash’s last recorded song, “Ain’t No Grave.” It’s done through the Johnny Cash Project, and you can still participate. The website provides you with an image, which they ask you to re-draw or re-interpret however you like. All of the images are then strung together to create the video below. It’s an ongoing project, so the video will continue to change. It’s incredibly moving.


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11 Responses to “Wow.”

  1. #1 |  FridayNext | 

    Maybe this is a coincidence (if so double wow) but you didn’t mention that today is the Man in Black’s Birthday.

  2. #2 |  BSK | 

    Ya done good, internet.

  3. #3 |  primus | 

    still can’t understand why anyone would listen to his “singing”.

  4. #4 |  twency | 

    still can’t understand why anyone would listen to primus’s “not trolling”

  5. #5 |  Pugnacious | 

    Singing off key is a Southern tradition that made legends like Ernest Tubb, Mack Banks and Red Sovine.

  6. #6 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    Whatever can be said against Mr. Cash’s voice, at least it wasn’t the nasal whine that’s so goddamned common among young pop-stars. OK, I get it. You’re a teen, and nobody understands how you feel. We’ve all been there, but some of us had the grace not to sing about it!


  7. #7 |  captainahags | 

    Why can’t I link to this video? And why is this the only place I can find this version?

  8. #8 |  Resistance | 

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. #9 |  H. Rearden | 

    CSPS – And one more thing…Get off my lawn!!

    I my younger days there were the Violent Femmes. Not pop stars, but definitely had the nasally teen-angst whine. And still awesome.

    For primus.

  10. #10 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    H. Reardon,

    When the whine is part of somebody’s personal style (and they actually have one), that’s one thing. In Boy Idol Of The Month it’s an annoying affectation, and grounds for keelhauling.

  11. #11 |  H. Rearden | 

    CSPS – Pop music, for as long as I can remember, has been like that. FWIW, I figured that out when I was 10.

    Radley – I saw your post linking the Dan Auerbach article. Are you friendly with him? Let him know he has a 10-year fan of the Black Keys reading your blog, and congrats on their well deserved success. I had to laugh when I saw them on ‘Live from Abbey Road’, and said that they felt that they had ‘made it’ when they had $500 in their pockets after 3 weeks of sleeping in a van on a bar tour of Ohio.