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02-17-2004, 01:21 PM #1
Thank you for not letting this happen to a Cash song...
I think I would have thrown my TV after seeing this, if it happened.
Cash Family Won't Let Song Be Used for Ad
Tue Feb 17,10:29 AM ET
NEW YORK - Advertising writers in Florida were planning to pitch hemorrhoid-relief products with a commercial featuring the Johnny Cash (news) classic "Ring of Fire," but Cash's family said there's no way they will let it happen.
"We would never allow the song to be demeaned like that," Cash's daughter, Rosanne, told the Tennessean of Nashville, Tenn.
The hit was written by Cash's wife, June Carter Cash (news), and Merle Kilgore, who now is Hank Williams (news) Jr.'s manager. Both Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash died in 2003.
TV producer Sula Miller of Big Grin Productions in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said she thought of the idea when she heard the song on the radio while struggling with the uncomfortable condition.
Kilgore said at first he thought the idea was funny, and that he often joked about hemorrhoids onstage whenever he'd introduce Ring of Fire.
But Cash's family is not laughing.
"He (Merle) started talking about this moronic tie-in without talking to any of us," she told the Tennessean. "The song is about the transformative power of love and that's what it has always meant to me and that's what it will always mean to the Cash children."
Kilgore said it was not his intention to upset the family.Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.
02-19-2004, 05:46 AM #2Sub-par GTA Player
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- Dec 2002
Thumbs up for the kids.
Sick and ashamed and happy (and the very idea will take awhile to wash away),
02-21-2004, 03:54 PM #3
A decade ago I saw a Levi's commercial in Europe that featured "Ring of Fire", but I guess there's a huge difference between seling blue jeans as opposed to preparation H."There is a hell of a huge difference between skiing as a sport- or even as a lifestyle- and skiing as an industry"
Hunter S. Thompson, 1970 (RIP)