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 the Centerfold #1


Melba Ogle
(Miss July, 1964)

5 comments :

sleepybomb said...

mmmmm, yummy.

swac said...

Beats today's alternative, all cold stares and silicone.

Rob said...

The good old days, B4 heavy body mods, steroids, and puffy lips - even B4 full frontal. My pal's room was wallpapered with fold-outs, (his old man collected), and let him display those honeys wall-to-wall. It was a special place, that's fer sure.


BCNU

Sam said...

Man, dig that crazy chick! All natural, home grown, 100% real woman. Why can't we get ones like those now?

cative said...

Melba was (is) my all time favorite. I would love to see her today!