Thursday, June 14, 2012

Loving... the Johnny Cash Project

I'm a big fan of Johnny Cash's music... and it kind of surprises me to think I only found out about The Johnny Cash Project last week.

According to their 'about' section...

"The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art project, and we would love for you to participate. Through this website, we invite you to share your vision of Johnny Cash, as he lives on in your mind’s eye. Working with a single image as a template, and using a custom drawing tool, you’ll create a unique and personal portrait of Johnny. Your work will then be combined with art from participants around the world, and integrated into a collective whole: a music video for "Ain’t No Grave", rising from a sea of one-of-a-kind portraits.

Strung together and played in sequence over the song, the portraits will create a moving, ever evolving homage to this beloved musical icon. What’s more, as new people discover and contribute to the project, this living portrait will continue to transform and grow, so it’s virtually never the same video twice."
And moving this video is. It's truly wonderful... poignant and emotional... it fits very nicely with the song itself... which is, by pure happenstance, one of my favourite Cash songs.

Some pictures are surreal... and others are very imaginative.

Look out for Jesus and the Loch Ness Monster.

All in... it's a fab video from a commendable project. Watch this video for more:



1 comment:

Lew Bear said...

Awesome! "Aint No Grave" is the newest song added to my set list as a little coincidence (and also having found it's a trad song in public domain, could well be on the next album too, though I somehow doubt it'll compete with Cash's version)


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