There are three things that I will always remember about my first job:
- One of the owners asked me if I understood what it meant to be insubordinate and I asked him if he needed help spelling it.
- The day after the Northridge earthquake. When I walked into my office I saw that a giant piece of glass “sitting” on top of my desk and across my chair. Had I been in the office that piece might have helped to prove whether there are rocks inside my head or not.
- The debate I had with the same owner who told me that computers would have very limited use in an office and that most people would never use them.
A thousand years later I have long since left the company and my former employer is no longer walking among us so I’ll never be able to tell him that I was sorry for being an obnoxious twenty-something and that I was right about computers.
Hmm…that last sentence sort of turns that apology into a pseudo-apology. Rats. Might have to try that again, but not until after I share one of the coolest stories of collaboration I have come across in a long time.
It is called The Johnny Cash Project and it is described as a “global collective art project” and it is one in which almost anyone can participate. Essentially it is a chance to be a part of a music video that is being made of Johny Cash’s last studio recording, ‘Ain’t No Grave.’
All you need to do is draw your own portrait of Johnny based upon one of the images that The Johnny Cash Project provides. Since I am a big Johnny Cash fan this is something that catches my eye for more than one reason.
Take a look at the video below and enjoy: