Johhny Cash Was A Truly Brilliant Dude

We all have something to teach the world.  Rather than watch television or bake some bread I like to take time and look for the lessons.  For our faults may bring us closer to our greatest gifts we have to offer the world.  I guess you can say I am on a quest for the brilliant parts of the babes and dudes of humanity. 

Today's spotlight is Johnny Cash.  Here's the Brilliant Dude breakdown.

1.  A life of ups and downs prepared Johnny Cash to feel empathy and compassion for those who were beat down and downtrodden in life.  Whether is be a prisoner in Folsom or someone who couldn't kick the drug habit. 

2.  Cash is one of the few musicians to be inducted into the Songwriter's
Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall
of Fame.  This is no small feat. 

3.  Johnny Cash recorder over 15,000 songs in his lifetime.  These were his number one hits: 
  • "Get Rhythm" (1956)
  • "I Walk The Line" (1956)
  • "There You Go" (1957)
  • "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" (1958)
  • "Guess Things Happen That Way" (1958)
  • "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" (1959)
  • "Ring Of Fire" (1963)
  • "Understand Your Man" (1964)
  • "Folsom Prison Blues" (1968)
  • "Daddy Sang Bass" (1969)
  • "A Boy Named Sue" (1969)
4.  His first band name was the Landsberg Barbarians.  Brilliant.

The best thing you can do is get yourself a taste of Johnny Cash, a good beverage, and sit back and listen.  He enriched the world for having lived in it.  Perfect. No.  Brilliant. Yes.

Here's to A Boy Named Sue.

Peace out.  If you have a Brilliant Dude or Babe that you think deserves the spotlight please send your write up or reasoning to fatchomper at gmail dot com.  You have my fattitude of gratitude. 
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