Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Johnny Cash's New Video--"Hurt"


Rolling Stone magazine declares this the "video of the year."

I had seen it from afar while running at the gym but last night saw it for the first time up close. It is an amazing video. You can watch it online by going to the Johnny Cash Chart News site I've posted above.

Images of the young Cash clash with the present day old man, and the way the piano is photographed it evokes the lid of a coffin being shut at the very end. There are also images of The House of Cash Museum a defunct museum of Johnny Cash memorabilia hinting at the forgotten glory of a famed life. Interwoven toward the end are the pain on Cash's face and the crucifixion of Jesus.

This is absolutely the most artistic and evocative piece I have seen in some time!

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