Today would have been Johnny Cash's 75th birthday. Actually I guess it still is his birthday, even though he's dead.
They played "A Boy Named Sue" on the oldies radio station this morning. It's from the live album Johnny Cash at San Quentin.
I have heard that song probably twice in the past 30+ years. I remember I used to laugh every time I heard it when I was only 6 or 7.
Today when I heard it, it didn't seem so funny.
And I also remember, in those same days that I used to sit around and read Mad Magazine, chuckling at Johnny Cashew, their crazy version of the real thing.