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

El Cine Del Oro #16


Espuelas de Oro
("Spurs of Gold", Agustin P. Delgado, 1948)

2 comments :

Rob said...

Spurs Of Gold! One of my favorite posters! A great charro image, the whole shebang in one package. Kinda reminds me of that last image of Bronco Billy in "The Great Train Robbery", a nice touchstone to history.

swac said...

It also reminds me of the current Zapatista rebellion ongoing in Chiapas...the more things change...