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

Happy Easter, His Way

Frank Sinatra, 1961

Saying director Mervyn LeRoy wanted to see him crucified, Frank Sinatra had this photo taken during the filming of "The Devil at 4 O'Clock". He then glued it to a cross and sent it to LeRoy saying, "Okay, you got me where you want me."


swac said...

Let he who is without Sinatra cast the first stone.

Ivan G. said...

Doo-bee-doo-bee-do unto others as you would have them doo-bee-doo-bee-do unto you.

swac said...

Blessed are the pizza makers.