The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Heroes of Popular Culture #1


Koko the Clown

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

I'll take Koko's Earth Control over anything by Kenneth Anger any day.

swac

Tom Sutpen said...

What about Anger's film "Inauguration of the Koko Dome", Stephen?

Anonymous said...

Well, Anger did seem a little obsessed with Koko's resemblance to an erect male member.

swac

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...now that I think about it...maybe this should be a seminal image instead.

Yes, I am in grade 9, why do you ask?

swac

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen said:

Hmmm...now that I think about it...maybe this should be a seminal image instead.

*****
(insert "Out of the Inkwell" joke here)