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

The Art of Communism #1


The Death Ray (1925)

4 comments :

swac said...

For a second there, I thought that was a gig poster for some trendy electronica band.

Tom Sutpen said...

Jeez, Stephen . . give me a second to get the title on these things before ya comment on them!

It definitely looks like a gig poster, though. You'd be amazed how influential Soviet Poster Art is in that sphere.

gwhughey said...

This is dynomite & dynamic good art which presages pop art by about 30 years. Which is probably why you published it! keep up the good work.

Jay Wood said...

"A cinematic novel in 8 parts". The rest of the writing is credits and the studio name "GosKino" - National Cinema.