Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali

Wednesday, September 17, 2003  

"So, we were there all afternoon, in that shadowy room, and it was one of the finest afternoons I've ever spent, and definitely the worst interview I've ever done. We hardly talked. This is how he's choosing to communicate, I realised. By singing. Which from a singer is not unreasonable - in fact it's possibly more right, more true, than answering interview questions. Also - I turned the tape recorder off. Why? A one-on-one personal Johnny Cash concert on the sofa and you turned the tape off? Why? Answer: because I knew this was not something which could be repeated. Couldn't be, shouldn't be."

-- Louisa Young remembers Johnny Cash, and how an afternoon spent with the Man in Black made her decide to give up journalism to become a novelist, in today's UK Guardian.

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