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

Housekeeping Matter #3: Translator Wanted!!

Well. This is odd (pleasantly so).

It would appear that a Socialist website of Scandanavian origin has given this blog what looks to be a pretty nice write-up. I say "looks to be" because, even though I could make out a few phrases such as "photoblog" (yeah . . . I guess this is a Photoblog, huh) and "Civic Portraiture", I can't actually read what the author has written since it appears to be in Swedish. Whatever it is . . . and just watch; it'll essentially have called this blog a sink-hole in cyberspace . . . it's occasioned a sharp increase in visits over the last 8 hours.

If there's anyone out there reading this who could follow the hyperlink, scroll down to the bottom entry, and email me a rough translation of what was written, I'd be eternally in your debt.

And while I'm at it . . .

Allow me to offer all my new visitors a hearty handclasp!


thomas said...

You pretty much got what I said about the your blog... I found it by accident and couldn't help be recommend it. I'm just a sucker for arrested famous people and such. =)

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, thanks tremendously for the kind words, Thomas (even if I still don't know what they are). Keep visiting and leave comments whenever and wherever you see fit.