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

They Were Collaborators #43

The Goodies (Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor)
Do the funky gibbon...


Ivan G. said...

Stephen, since you have the Region 2 The Goodies...At Last! DVD, I gotta the episode with the John Cleese cameo on the disc?

swac said...

Yep...I think it's the Goodies and the Beanstalk episode, which I think might have been a sort of Christmas special. It feels more deluxe than your regular Goodies episode.

"Children's program!"

BTW...I have a nice collection of I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again MP3s (which feature both Cleese and the Goodies) if you're interested...