As a longtime music maven (former editor at Crawdaddy etc.) and author of a new e-book probing the death penalty in the USA (Dead Reckoning), I thought it would be apt for me to post a video here every day with a song illustrating or commenting on executions in America. So far we've featured Elvis Costello, Metallica, Springsteen, Led Zep, The Band, Billie Holiday, and more. And now the first return visitor: It's Johnny Cash, of course, with "25 Minutes to Go" -- recorded live (where else?) at Folsom Prison.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Death Penalty Song of the Day: Johnny Cash, Animated
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch