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September 30 at 8:15am

When I Was 8 Years Old On My Birthday

On September 30th, 1970, Dennis Hopper appeared on the Johnny Cash Show and recited a poem by Rudyard Kipling, “If” — or as he named it: “the middle word in life”.

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you. If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, or being lied to, don’t deal in lies, or being hated, don’t give way to hating, and yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise. If you can dream — and not make dreams your master; if you can think — and not make thoughts your aim; if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same; if you can bear the truth you’ve spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, and stoop and build them up with worn out tools: if you can make a heap of all your winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, and lose, and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss; if you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone. And so hold on when there is nothing in you, except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’ If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings — nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, if all men count with you, but none too much; if you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run, yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, and what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son!! 

I think he was talking to me.


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May 28 at 11:01am

A Communal Work: The Johnny Cash Project

Director Chris Milk has found a perfect way to memorialize one of Johnny Cash’s last songs “Ain’t No  Grave”.  Through this interactive website, participants may drawn their own portrait of Johnny Cash to be integrated to a collective whole.  As people all over the world contribute, the project will continue to evolve and grow, one frame at a time

Check out the website.  It’s a beautiful idea, a beautiful video, and a beautiful song.  Thank you Chris.

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