Monday, June 15, 2009

Music Monday-Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue"

Since Sunday is Father's Day, this week's Music Monday selection is a song about the relationship between a father and his son. OK, maybe not the most ideal relationship, but sometimes tough love is needed to help your kids make it in this world.

The other reason that this song is relevant for Father's Day is that when I was a kid, my father used to listen to Johnny Cash. The great thing about listening to some of these old songs on vinyl was that they were uncensored. There was no bleep when Johnny sang "I'm the son of a bitch that named you Sue" like when it played on the radio. As a young kid I thought that was kind of cool.

Here is Johnny Cash performing "A Boy Named Sue" during a performance at San Quentin penitentiary. This is some good shit.

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  1. Those prisoners from 1969 sure seem a lot more tame than the images you see on MSNBC Lockup.

  2. That they do. They kind of have a clean cut look

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