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 #58


Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, 1952

4 comments :

orangeguru said...

Excellent cover. Too bad they broke up their comedy act. It worked perfectly.

Brent McKee said...

The TV movie with Sean Hayes is on this Sunday night. I'll be watching Desperate Housewives but as TV movies go it wasn't too bad.

Sam said...

Lord knows how many times I've been called "Slapstick with sex appeal"...


Okay, twice...

swac said...

It depends who you slap, and with what kind of stick.