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 #13
Christmas Edition


Former Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Johnny Bower gives it up for the kids.

Sing it, Johnny.

5 comments :

mwl said...

criminy, where do you get this stuff?

swac said...

Wait till I post the audio file....coming right up.

Brent McKee said...

Saw Johnny on Hockey Night In Canada last night presenting something to Eddie Belfour. Looks about the same as when he was playing. Could probably still "croon" a couple of verses of Honky.

Jeff Duncanson said...

Bacharach, Cooper, Coltrane, and Bower.....can you say eclectic?

swac said...

Yep, it's like a hep PBS kids' show, The Eclectic Company.