We just lost one of the greats…

So Johnny Cash just passed away last night – what a sad loss. Very very few artists will ever have the significance and integrity that Johnny had. Had some tough times, addicted to amphetamines in the 70s, the death of his wife, but made some hugely important records – the prison albums were landmarks in the relationship between music and the ‘real world’ – bringing the woody guthrie grit to mainstream country music.

And he continued to make great music – the video for his cover of the Nine Inch Nails track, ‘Hurt’ is one of the most powerful music vids I’ve ever seen – if you’re on broadband, check out the video at yahoo.