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 #19


Banned
(vol. 1, #6; 1966)

5 comments :

Sam said...

If anything, let's ban those hairy legs!

King Kong called...He wants his fur back.

Tom Sutpen said...

Point well taken.

But I figured those alluring figures of budded womanhood would more than make up for having ol' Bigfoot in the image there.

Besides, I got more retrospective centerfolds coming up, so this ain't no kinda trend, believe me.

swac said...

Judging by the bulge in the hot pants...aren't those a guy's legs?

sleepybomb said...

as i was growing up my uncle used to bring home all these racy mags, (along w/ a ton of 'blue movies' that we found in the closet later), and i could swear this was one of them. i'll never forget those legs, and i remember laffing about it with my cousins when we saw it. . . . very strange.

Bob Keser said...

*And* there's a movie review ...Okay, who's seen "Kiss Me Quick"? 'Fess up!