Wednesday, May 18, 2005

I will let you down, I will make you hurt.

Johnny Cash released a music video in 2003, the year he died. Having neither cable nor high-speed internet at the time, I missed the thing. Until last week.

'Hurt,' originally a Nine Inch Nails song, was covered by Cash in one of the best music videos of all time. It's displaced my former favorite, Orbital's 'The Box.'

Think Monica Belluci's Mary eyes at the pieta scene in Gibson's passion play. They drive home what one's own sins do to Christ. This Cash video does the same. It's going to haunt me until the day I die, and I love it.

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