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(Buzzfeed)   "A Boy Named Sue," immortalized by Johnny Cash, was written by... C) Shel Silverstein   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 21
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2012-11-26 04:45:59 PM
5 votes:
I knew that.  Probably because it was...
 
D) trivial and worthless knowledge to retain.
2012-11-26 09:12:01 PM
4 votes:

CruJones: Bruce Springsteen wrote "because the night" that 10,000 maniacs made famous. And Billy Joel wrote Garth Brooks "Shameless"

And JJ Cale wrote roughly 32% of great rock songs.

/google his "After Midnight", fantastic


Patti Smith says hi.
2012-11-26 07:57:18 PM
3 votes:
"Where The Sidewalk Ends": buy it now, you ignorant twats. ;)
2012-11-26 07:07:20 PM
2 votes:
According to that new how Johnny Cash song by Song Buzz Feed doesn't have the story quite right.

Apparently the night before Johnny recorded Live at San Quentin he had a party at his house and at the end of the night he and a few of his guests, namely, Kris Kristoferson, A young fella named Bob Dylan, and Shel Silverstein (goddamn I want a time machine now) we sitting around a room trading licks and showing off ne stuff they'd recently written for Johnny (Who was a de facto patron of singer songwriters at the time) At the end of the night Shel hands Johnny a poem he wrote and asks him to look at it, Johnny reads it and tucks it into a pocket and promises to get back to him with a critique. The next day, live on stage, Johnny pulls that poem out of his pocket, tells his band to give him a rock-a-billy riff, and then just launches into the iconic performance of that song-which he did as a cold read improv


and THAT's why Johnny is considered a legend, even by his peers
2012-11-26 07:02:25 PM
2 votes:
Hoyt Axton's mother co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel".
2012-11-26 05:23:44 PM
2 votes:
Paul Shaffer, David Letterman's band leader, wrote "Its raining men"
2012-11-26 04:49:09 PM
2 votes:
Shel also wrote poems for Playboy. Put that at the end of your sidewalk and smoke it.
gja [TotalFark]
2012-11-26 09:02:49 PM
1 votes:
Shel's book, "The Giving Tree" is the first hardcover book I gave to my daughter.
She is 7 now, and I know our divorce hurts her at times. It took a few shots of whiskey for me to not cry bawl uncontrollably before reading it to her.
I love that book. I wish there were more like it.

CSB time:
I have known a man named Suh (pronounced Sue) for years.
He moved here from Korea.
He is 6'3".
He can give me a hell of a time sparring (Tae Kwon Do) and hits too damned hard. And his reach gives me the fits.
If you wise off to him I wish you luck and hope you have a good list of doctors to call. You will be sore for years.
Master Lee used to laugh at us both when we sparred because he knew how bad we would be hurting later (bastard!).
END-CSB
2012-11-26 08:55:25 PM
1 votes:

brap: I knew that.  Probably because it was...
 
D) trivial and worthless knowledge to retain.


While I've known this for years, it is neither trivial nor worthless. It is actually an interesting story, and says a lot about both Johnny Cash and Shelby Silverstein. Hell, he even wrote it specifically with Cash in mind.
2012-11-26 08:29:50 PM
1 votes:

StarDoc: Shel also wrote many of the songs for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, including their best known "The Cover of the Rolling Stone."


and "Silvia's Mother."
2012-11-26 07:59:27 PM
1 votes:

Indubitably: vudukungfu: Indubitably: To write

Therefore, to scream.

...into the cosmos, you?


May be tonight, may be tomorrow, but I will be hit, as will you, so take cover, for the cosmos is coming...
2012-11-26 07:57:54 PM
1 votes:

vudukungfu: Indubitably: To write

Therefore, to scream.


...into the cosmos, you?
2012-11-26 07:55:24 PM
1 votes:
Hoyt also wrote the Pusher, covered by Steppenwolf
and his most famous hit, other than Joy, was the big mac song. CHOMP
2012-11-26 07:44:51 PM
1 votes:

marius2: EVEN TRENT REZNOR KNEW THAT BUT HE TOTALLY DIDN'T CARE CAUSE TRENT TOTALLY COVERED HURT. i LIKE THE ORIGINAL, REZNOR'S COVER SUCKS.


You know... you could have gotten a few bites if you would have toned it down a little.
2012-11-26 07:24:37 PM
1 votes:
And Townes Van Zandt wrote Poncho and Lefty and If I Needed You
2012-11-26 07:20:46 PM
1 votes:

Magorn: According to that new how Johnny Cash song by Song Buzz Feed doesn't have the story quite right.

Apparently the night before Johnny recorded Live at San Quentin he had a party at his house and at the end of the night he and a few of his guests, namely, Kris Kristoferson, A young fella named Bob Dylan, and Shel Silverstein (goddamn I want a time machine now) we sitting around a room trading licks and showing off ne stuff they'd recently written for Johnny (Who was a de facto patron of singer songwriters at the time) At the end of the night Shel hands Johnny a poem he wrote and asks him to look at it, Johnny reads it and tucks it into a pocket and promises to get back to him with a critique. The next day, live on stage, Johnny pulls that poem out of his pocket, tells his band to give him a rock-a-billy riff, and then just launches into the iconic performance of that song-which he did as a cold read improv


and THAT's why Johnny is considered a legend, even by his peers


This isn't correct.
Go read the only Shel Silverstein biography - don't remember the title but there *is* only one - and this is never mentioned. Shel wrote tons of songs and this eventually found it's way to Cash - it was NOT none the night before as poem that Johnny did as a 'cold reading'.
2012-11-26 07:15:24 PM
1 votes:
FTFH: "A Boy Named Sue," immortalized by Johnny Cash, was written by... C) Shel Silverstein

In other news water is wet, the Pope is Catholic and bears used the Great Outdoors for a rest room.
2012-11-26 07:05:46 PM
1 votes:
The song 'Smile' (as made famous by nat king Cole), was written by Charlie Chaplin. He penned the music, but the lyrics were added by someone else later on...
2012-11-26 06:02:17 PM
1 votes:
Always been as Shel Silverstien fan. Also wrote The Cover of the Rolling Stone, and I'm Checkin' Out. But I think his best was the ABZ book:


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2012-11-26 05:21:28 PM
1 votes:
Just as a heads up for everybody, you have the first 20 posts of this thread to state that you already knew this fact and have known it for a very long time and can't believe that any half-sentient human being who doesn't live under a rock *didn't* already know it. If you haven't said it by then, you're the goober who didn't know and even if you say it, we all know you're just lying to cover up your ignorance. LOSER.
2012-11-26 04:58:28 PM
1 votes:
No shiat. Thanks Buzzfeed for figuring out something everyone else knew for years. YOU GET AN AWARD YAY!
 
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