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 Golden Age of Prurience #17

Confidential (Nov. 1955)

Other stories of note:
"Memo to Gloria de Haven--Remember when you were misbehavin' with Jeff Chandler? (It's pretty tough to be discrete with a car as flashy as a tan and cream convertible--or a man as huge as prematurely-grey Jeff Chandler!)"

"The inside story of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis...Broadway's $5,000,000 Brush-Off! (Broke and scared, Jerry cried like a baby, and begged for a job. But once he and Dean were teamed up, the two madcaps tied a can to the man who gave them their start.)"

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