June 26, 2003
Hurt

If you haven't seen it yet, Mark "One Hour Photo" Romanek's video of Johnny Cash's cover of a Nine Inch Nails tune is one of the more moving music videos I've seen in a long time. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say that the video "revived" Cash's career, but it probably put the Man in Black in a lot of cd players of people who wouldn't have bought his album otherwise.

Posted by tmonkey at June 26, 2003 12:12 AM
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Cash was on Larry King -- I have no idea how I wound up watching it, for Larry King is a minor demon -- several months ago, when Hurt came out. Seeing him talking about his life and his health troubles and all -- he is weak and damaged -- and then seeing Hurt, which is all about looking back, about sounding the gap between youth and impending death -- was moving, to say the least. Sometimes L. King is smart enough to get out of the way.

Posted by: dbrown on June 26, 2003 05:05 PM
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