Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Ring of fire
The late, great Johnny Cash's longtime lakeside home in Tennessee burned to the ground Tuesday. The 13,800-square-foot house -- where Johnny and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived from the late 1960s until their deaths in 2003 -- was a showcase where he wrote many of his best songs and entertained U.S. presidents, music royalty and visiting fans. It was also where director Mark Romanek filmed most of Johnny's most famous music video -- for my money, maybe the greatest and definitely the most affecting music video ever made -- available for viewing here.
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"There's nothing left to take,
But love and years are not for sale
In our old house on the lake."
-- Roseanne Cash, "House on the Lake" from her 2006 Black Cadillac album
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