Thursday, April 11, 2013

J is for (The) Johnny Cash Project

Happy Thursday! ☺

Today's video inspiration comes from The Johnny Cash Project, an ongoing, collaborative effort to create "a living portrait of the Man in Black." What I find most inspirational about this video is that anyone can contribute to it. All you have to do is go to the Web site and use their program to create a portrait of Johnny. (And you don't even have to be an artist!) All the portraits are then integrated into the video for Cash's "Ain't No Grave."

I first posted about this project about six months ago, but I wanted to include it in my A to Z of Inspiration because the video is constantly changing as people contribute their artwork. The version below is from 2012. To see the latest version and/or contribute your own portrait, visit the Web site. I haven't made my contribution yet, but I plan to. Let me know if you decide to contribute, too.



My latest haiku is up at the Pulitzer Remix site. You can find it here. Many thanks to all of you who have been reading and commenting! I appreciate your support.


Wishing you all a fantastic Thursday. ☺

66 comments:

  1. I love Johnny Cash, and this video is awesome. My artistic abilities are nowhere near good enough for something this cool. I'll just appreciate what other people come up with it.

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    1. Mine aren't great either, but I really like the thought of being a part of this project. Maybe my stick figures won't stand out too much...? LOL

      Happy Thursday, Tim!

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  2. LOVE Johnny Cash. This is quite amazing. I think my favorite video of his is "Sooner or Later God Will Cut You Down". Happy Thursday :)

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    1. That's a great video, too! Hope you're having a good Thursday. ☺

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  3. I haven't been to the site but the video is amazing. Love it.

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    1. I'm glad. I hope you get the chance to visit the site sometime. It's pretty cool. :)

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  4. that was my dad's favorite singer

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    1. My parents really liked him, too. I grew up with Johnny's music, which is probably why I enjoy listening to it today.

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  5. What a cool video! My grandma loved Johnny Cash. He was one of her inspirations for playing guitar and singing. :)

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    1. How cool! Johnny Cash was really an incredible man.

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  6. That is so cool, Dana! What a great idea the project's creator came up with! Thanks. :-)

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    1. I agree!

      Hope your Thursday is a good one. :)

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  7. That is so cool!! I had the pleasure of seeing Johnny and June perform live a couple times and they really put on an awesome show.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. How great! I would have loved to have seen them in concert! My parents went once and said it was amazing.

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  8. Great contribution to AtoZ Challenge!
    Mary at Mary A to Z

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I appreciate your stopping by!

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  9. I never knew much of him until the movie Walk the Line. Great post.

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    1. Thanks. I still haven't seen that movie. One day...

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    1. I do, too. Thanks for reading. :)

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  11. I love Johnny Cash's music! Have a great day!

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    1. I do, too. He had a great voice!

      Happy Thursday. :)

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  12. I remember this video. It's a good one!

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  13. Love it! Johnny Cash, a great song, video, and post. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. What a cool project! I love that it's a living thing that keeps evolving even though the man himself has died.

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    1. That's a good way to describe it—living. You should contribute, Kate. Your artwork is wonderful!

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  15. That is so cool. What a way to join forces, creating something beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. An interesting project. Thanks for drawing our attention to it. Johnny was an intriguing soul, indeed.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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    1. He sure was. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Very cool! I just checked out the site and had a go... it's harder than it looks but loads of fun. I'll have a proper go at it later when I have more time.
    Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're going to participate. I've tried it before, too. I'm no artist, so I need all the practice I can get. :) One of these times I'll submit. Have fun!

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  18. Well this is cool! I'm a HUGE Johnny Cash fan, so I knew I would like it before I even watched :)

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    1. It's pretty amazing, isn't it? :)

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    1. Emily, I accidentally removed your post. I'm so sorry. I was trying to reply and hit the wrong button. :(

      You're right: Johnny Cash was an amazing artist!

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    2. No worries! I just said it was an awesome video and that I really need to listen to Johnny Cash's music more often. :)

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    3. Thanks! I didn't get much sleep last night—maybe an hour. My head is in a fog today. LOL

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  20. Ah Yes, Johnny Cash...a true icon in the world of music and poetry. I've never seen this video or site. Thanks for sharing.
    A Girl Named Sue!!!

    I like Pears...sparrows not so much...they eat the pears!


    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. Glad you liked it. Love your allusion to Cash's song!

      Thanks for your comment on my haiku. I like the sparrows— probably because I don't have any pear trees. ;)

      Happy Thursday.

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  21. This is a great video! Love the art work.

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    1. It's pretty amazing, isn't it? Thanks for reading. :)

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  22. Definitely worth watching again.

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  23. Great video. Amazing!
    until next time...nel

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    1. Thanks, Nel. Glad you liked it. :)

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  24. That video was FABULOUS! We are huge Cash fans in our house. We have a concert photo of him in our hallway. I shared your site with everyone today! Thanks.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Do you think you'll contribute to the project?

      Have a wonderful Friday!

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  25. Such an awesome tribute! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Dawn!

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  26. the video is amazing. have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Happy you enjoyed it. You have a great weekend, too. ☺

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  27. Of course I came back to listen to Johnny, I am so pleased you found my knowledge post inspirational, thanks for returning the visit

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    1. Thanks! Good to see you back. ☺

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  28. This the first I heard about Johnny Cash. It's very cool:) Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. He was a pretty amazing man. Glad you liked the video! ☺

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  29. Wow! Dana, thank you so much for sharing this. It was amazing. I'm going to share it with my husband.

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    1. It's pretty cool, isn't it? I hope your husband enjoys it.

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  30. Amazing! Though my evolving love of music, Johnny has been a constant presence. I have in my presence the LPs I would imagine I heard while in the womb when my mom visited my grandmother's house.

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    1. He was pretty great. I grew up listening to him, too. I can remember my parents popping in Johnny Cash cassettes as they did things around the house. His music was the soundtrack to my childhood. :)

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