16 comments on “Silent Sunday

      • I guess it’s a generational thing. Where you think of the linked performance as a tribute to David Bowie, I can’t help but remember the Johnny Mathis version from the 1950s:


        I didn’t realize till reading that article that the composer and lyricist for the song were Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington, who also wrote the famous theme song for the movie High Noon.

        In any case, I enjoyed the Julia K. version of “Wild Is the Wind.” Thanks for the introduction.

      • Oh yes, we know it’s a cover he did but he did it his way! Julia’s a dear friend and a real talent. We really love bouncing ideas of one another πŸ™‚ She’s been getting her own studio’s built over the last couple of years and changing jobs so a lot of her own work has been on the back burner. I’m blessed to have a circle of creative friends, especially musicians and I always do what I can to share their music with the world πŸ™‚ Julia’s house is almost a Sarah Longes gallery too as she can’t help herself with a lot of my floral photos πŸ˜‰

        You know the generational thing works in the most peculiar ways sometimes. Johnny Cash is very well known for his haunting rendition of Hurt but it will always be a Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails classic for me! I first heard the song when a friend sent me the newly released Downward Spiral album whilst I was stuck in hospital with my Crohn’s diagnosis. It was timely. When Cash covered it I felt the pain he was singing of, his pain, but it wasn’t mine. Does that make sense?

      • I didn’t know the song “Hurt” but I listened to the Johnny Cash version and then to the original version by Trent Reznor (whom I’d never heard of till now, though I had heard of, but never heard, the band Nine Inch Nails). The Portuguese-language text below the Johnny Cash YouTube video says it was his last hit song.

      • It was the last song he recorded that was a hit though he recorded loads more after his wife passed away! He wasn’t well at the time and knew he didn’t have long to live. The song became very personal to him as a representation of his illness just as it did for me I guess. I think Cash used it to reflect on his own life and the way in which he’d lived too. I have been listening to NIN and Trent Reznors other work for years. I don’t think many people are aware of how clever he is musically! The album Ghosts is completely instrumental and one of my favourites for when I’m processing and creating at the computer πŸ™‚

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