Sunday, June 22, 2008

Emotional Songs


I thought this was cool but strange photo of a couple of cows. One cow's ear is spread across another cow's face and the fastener of a tag is exactly where the eye would be on the first cow. A once in a lifetime shot.

I started this an hour ago but had a couple of phone calls so am short of time again. I was talking to my son and making specific plans for when he and his family are here in August. We have a barbecue planned where he will invite the family of his best friend from high school. My son has two kids; his friend has three. My daughter is going to invite some friends and my younger son and I will too so we've got the makings of a party.

I came across another Johnny Cash song the other day that gave me goosebumps. He is one of the most emotional singers ever placed on this earth and this, like so many of his songs, can bring strong reactions. I've mentioned Johnny's version the Trent Reznor song, Hurt, before. This one affected me like that one did. The song is Help Me. I also have his version of Lord Help Me, Jesus but this is a different song. I had his and Nick Cave's version of I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry on the pages but it has disappeared so that is going up again today too. This is one of the all-time greatest country songs. The original by Hank Williams is gone too so I will get it up one day soon.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

When is the BBQ. Christine, Jason and the kids are going to go over for a couple of days when A is home.
I might even come over for a night.
Love you
Cath

Cuidado said...

I'll call you but we're looking at early in the week - Monday or Tuesday.

Nan said...

SUCH a funny photo!

Cuidado said...

I love this photo!! I wish it hadn't been almost dark. It's very grainy.

Grant MacDonald said...

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Thanks.