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November 28th, 2005 (11:16 pm)
current song: The Long Black Veil, Johnny Cash


I liked it.

I didn't like parts of it.
But I liked it.

My foot tapped heavy, and I shouted out a few words...
Alamo South lets you get away with things like that.

The guy sitting next to you doesn't mind...
He's 45, has a pompadour.
He'll shout something too.

Daniel bought the tickets, I bought the Lone Star.

And I mouthed the words to the songs that I grew up to.

He didn't do a bad job, that silly little boy........
*flicks her ash*
But June did NOT write Ring of Fire.

(*Edit: turns out, she did...heh.)

I thought of that moment in High Fidelity...
where he says what his favourite book is:

CASH, by Johnny Cash.

I suppose I will have to go find it now.
And read it.

*tips her whisky into her mouth and smiles as she swallows hard*

Johnny Cash died while my Father was at MD Anderson.
When I thought I was losing my Father.

Pop's surgery was on my 33rd Birthday.

(The day before I left for Houston: http://www.livejournal.com/users/ginger931/2003/09/09/
The day I came home....http://www.livejournal.com/users/ginger931/2003/09/12/)

Johnny...it was strange to say goodbye to you, on such a day.
I was sitting in a breakfast room filled with the families of people who were at
MD Anderson....each one of us, afraid. Each one of us facing death in one form or
another. The whole room went quiet when your death was announced on the
television. We looked at each other. It was so quiet.

My Pop had made it.
We were going home.

The silverware began to clink again, and I just stared around...
water running down my face.

I made it through the whole film without a tear.
It was only as the credits rolled...and June and Johnny were actually heard.
The flood came.

The Kids did a good job, but nobody sings
like June and Johnny.


Posted by: Caleb Bullen (calebbullen)
Posted at: November 29th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC)

June totally wrote ring of fire. Whatchoo talkin 'bout willis?

But Johnny did write the horn part. Said it came to him in a dream.

I'm scared of the movie. Everyone says its good but I just can't see how it could be. Maybe in like 20 years or more you could have someone come along and try to play June and JC but not now. Who could possibly live up to a memory so fresh?

Posted by: stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder (433)
Posted at: November 29th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)

They did a good job. They were handpicked by John and June themselves.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 29th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)

Yes, they were awesome.
I was very impressed by both of them.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 29th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)

You seem to be correct about the June bit...
though that is not the story I was raised with.

Heavens knows, the internet doesn't lie!

But the kids really did do a good job.
You'll be surprised if you ever get the nerve
to watch it.

Posted by: emily (tugena13)
Posted at: November 29th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)

i turned into a giant ball of mush at the end as well, although i've heard that the proposal did not actually happen on stage. i was impressed with phoenix's singing, although i thought reese's was too good and must have been done by someone else (it was her). did you also find there were a few moments where you had to pinch your arm and remind yourself that it wasn't actually johnny cash up there?

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 29th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)

I've seen her on PBS...
she was so awed by having the privilage
to play her.

I am glad I saw that before the Film.

And he--he channeled the Man.
I almost believed Johnny had a scar on his mouth.

Johnny should have.

*smiles left of center*

I think it worked.

Posted by: Daniel (eastland)
Posted at: November 29th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)

Glad we got to see it together.

Thanks for putting up with a slightly blurry tiger.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 29th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)

Blurry Tigers are butter........

Posted by: Pumping Iron Hearts (woundedmarigold)
Posted at: November 29th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)

Disregard the question I posted earlier. I liked the movie a lot myself. I'm so out of it.

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