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

Stacks o' Wax #7


Zoom (A&M Records, 1974)

I went berserk at the yard sales and an annual charity flea market called Kermesse this weekend, but this was one of Saturday's crown jewels. I didn't even know this record existed (and I was a faithful watcher of the show). Ubbi dubbi, anyone?

4 comments :

slyboots2 said...

OMG- is that Danny in the background? He was soooo hot!

Brooklyn Blowhard said...

I was too old for Zoom, I was more of a Captain Kangeroo guy. I know the Captain(Bob Keeshan) made some records..ever see any?

swac said...

Yeah, I posted a nifty Captain Kangaroo album cover back around Stacks o' Wax #2 I think.

*checks* Yep, go look at April's archive and scroll about a third of the way down. I have another Captain album where he sings tunes like Button Up Your Overcoat, and I think Mr. Greenjeans joins in on a number or two.

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen wrote:

I have another Captain album where he sings tunes like Button Up Your Overcoat, and I think Mr. Greenjeans joins in on a number or two.

*****
Now that I would love to have a tape of!