The Man in Black would have been 80 years old today. Johnny Cash was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and if anything his influence has increased in the 21st century, even after his death. His legacy is receiving further burnishing this year, as his family and friends ensure that lost albums, photos, and other artifacts finally see the light of day.
Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.