Tricky Dick and the Man in Black

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Tricky Dick and the Man in Black

Post by AJOwens » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:31 pm

I just watched this one-hour Netflix documentary, about how Richard Nixon accidentally made Johnny Cash "sing of the times" (that's this week's fight title). And did he ever! Stay with it, even if (or maybe especially if) you have an aversion to Johnny Cash. You'll be rewarded not only with insight into this remarkable man, but also with his live performance, in front of Nixon, of the incendiary "What Is Truth."

Until today I did not know this song existed, and I don't understand why it isn't more widely heard. Even today, it's perfect for anyone who wants to sing of the times.
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Re: Tricky Dick and the Man in Black

Post by Lunkhead » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:24 pm

Wow, that is cool. I'll have to check that out. Deep Throat said the current title was just a riff on "Sign of the Times", and was not proposed with any knowledge of that Johnny Cash song.
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Re: Tricky Dick and the Man in Black

Post by AJOwens » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:36 am

I just meant that Cash was singing of the times. I have a habit of drawing tenuous connections -- by way of segue, sort of. He didn't write a song called "Sing of the Times." But if you have Netflix, I recommend checking out the documentary.

Apparently it's part of a series called [EDIT] "Remastered." I'll have to find out more about that.
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