“You Have to Call Me the Way You See Me”

“You Have to Call Me the Way You See Me” I n t e rv I e w .................... Johnny Cash "Fame is fleeting, fame is fleeting. So are all the trappings of fame--fleeting. The money, the clothes, the furniture." Johnny Cash promotional photo for Legacy Recordings, 1958. On August 20, 2003, Mtv News correspondent Kurt Loder sat down with Johnny Cash at his home near Nashville for what would be Cash's final press interview. Cash had been nominated for six Mtv Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year, for his cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt." (The video eventually went on to win Best Cinematography.) Portions of this interview aired on Mtv in advance of the 2003 vMAs, but we are pleased to publish the interview in full here for the first time. In the interview, the ailing Cash discusses his storied career, including its pitfalls (drugs) and graces (June), a new generation of fans, and the key to a successful marriage. In His Own Words Johnny Cash: Hey, Candy? Candy: Yes? JC: You want to powder me, you said? Better do it right now. Candy: If I can get to you. You look really good though! JC: Okay, let's don't do it. [laughs] Candy: I'm http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

“You Have to Call Me the Way You See Me”

Southern Cultures, Volume 21 (3) – Oct 4, 2015

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I n t e rv I e w .................... Johnny Cash "Fame is fleeting, fame is fleeting. So are all the trappings of fame--fleeting. The money, the clothes, the furniture." Johnny Cash promotional photo for Legacy Recordings, 1958. On August 20, 2003, Mtv News correspondent Kurt Loder sat down with Johnny Cash at his home near Nashville for what would be Cash's final press interview. Cash had been nominated for six Mtv Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year, for his cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt." (The video eventually went on to win Best Cinematography.) Portions of this interview aired on Mtv in advance of the 2003 vMAs, but we are pleased to publish the interview in full here for the first time. In the interview, the ailing Cash discusses his storied career, including its pitfalls (drugs) and graces (June), a new generation of fans, and the key to a successful marriage. In His Own Words Johnny Cash: Hey, Candy? Candy: Yes? JC: You want to powder me, you said? Better do it right now. Candy: If I can get to you. You look really good though! JC: Okay, let's don't do it. [laughs] Candy: I'm

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