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  •  No kidding. (8+ / 0-)

    That speech he recites in "Pulp Fiction" before he caps that guy gives me chills every time I watch that movie.

    Other great voices include James Earl Jones (obviously), Patrick Stewart, and (surprisingly) MIchael Dorn.  I heard Dorn do a voice over narration of some Discovery Channel show and was blown away.  Gravitas out the wazoo.

    New Orleans WILL rebuild because she is more than the sum of her architecture.

    by NOLAWitch on Fri Apr 14, 2006 at 04:23:08 PM PDT

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    •  Oddly, the Late Johnny Cash (3+ / 0-)
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      would have been surprisingly effective if his politics supported it. It'd have played well in the South too.

      Sean Connery.

      BUt sticking with Scotland, part of me would love to have Billy Connolly bellowing away at it.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Fri Apr 14, 2006 at 07:49:20 PM PDT

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      •  IF his politics supported? A Dove with Claws (12+ / 0-)

        From a speech Cash gave in 1969 at a concert in Texas:

        "Everywhere we go these days, it seems like, all of a sudden, reporters and people will ask us questions -- ask us questions about things that they didn't use to ask. It seems like everyone's concerned about our national problems, about the war in Vietnam -- as we have long been. And they say things like, "How do you feel about the Vietnam situation, the war in Vietnam?"

        I'll tell you exactly how I feel about it. This past January we took our entire show, along with my wife June, we went to Long Bien Air Force Base near Saigon. And--

        (loud cheering from the crowd)

        And a reporter friend of mine asked, said, "That makes you a hawk, doesn't it?" And I said, "No, that don't make me a hawk. No. No, that don't make me a hawk."

        (more cheering, not as loud)

        But I said, "If you watch the helicopters bring in the wounded boys, then you go into the wards and sing for 'em and try to do your best to cheer them up so that they can get back home, it might make you a dove with claws."

        (wild cheering)

        From an article by Jessie Walker in Counterpunch.

        Another excerpt from Counterpuch, this one from a Alexander Cockburn article.

        'Compounding the problem was her public opposition to the war in Iraq, which angered many of her father's admirers. "I got so much hate mail," Rosanne Cash says in an interview with Rolling Stone. "Invariably, they would say, 'Your father's a real American, and you should go sleep with Saddam.'" Ironically, Johnny Cash himself was adamantly against the war. "It broke his heart, it really did," she asserts, claiming that her father was "addicted" to war coverage on CNN during his last months. "We talked about it in every single conversation we had," she says. "He was almost a Quaker in his pacifism. He thought there was never a reason for war -- and he had felt that way, he told me, since the Vietnam War."'

        •  Now I want to see 'Walk the Line' (5+ / 0-)

          even more than I did before.  Funny because I generally detest country music.  I give Johnny a pass since he's closer to Woody Guthrie than any of those whiny, twangy twerps singing about losing their jobs, wives, trucks, dogs, etc.  Modern country music is even more yucky in that it seems to be nothing more than a celebration of jingoistic ignorance, Dixie Chicks excepted.

          New Orleans WILL rebuild because she is more than the sum of her architecture.

          by NOLAWitch on Sat Apr 15, 2006 at 06:40:47 AM PDT

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