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

Prodotti #3


Tergol, feminine hygiene product (1929) I have no idea why this item didn't catch on across the Atlantic. Who wouldn't want to put a Tergol in their tank? The ad's so beautiful I want to buy it.

2 comments :

Rob said...

These are amazing posters, with timeless beauty - they are forgiven for being ads, something I don't do lightly.

BCNU

swac said...

It's funny how little advertising these days is actually artistic, compared to what you'd see in old magazines and so on. Nowadays, they just try to grab you by the groin and yank you into the store. Most advertising turns me off products rather than persuading me to buy anything.

Fine by me, more money for DVDs.