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

A Is For Arbus #7


Please Don't Feed Us (1968)
Campers at Camp Lakecrest for overweight girls in Duchess County, New York

5 comments :

swac said...

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties...

Sorry about the images guys...apparently the success of ICPWAG... has overloaded the bandwidth of my Photobucket account, and they've suspended my privileges for a month. I don't know if I'm going to fix these past few images (maybe host them elsewhere) or just barrel on ahead using the old standby Picasa. It seems it's not the number of photos in my account that's the problem, but the number of people viewing what I've posted. Grrr....

Richard Gibson said...

I had problems viewing an image the other day. Also on my blog I have had to switch to uploading via blogger not Hello for some reason that doesn't work either.

I went to the Arbus exhibition. Going to send you something in the mail.

swac said...

I realized I can open another Photobucket account with a different e-mail address, so it's back to business as usual.

I think the problem might have been the image I use as an avatar on a very busy message board, it would probably suck up a fair bit of bandwidth over time, despite being a fairly small image.

Tom Sutpen said...

Our Man in London, Richard Gibson, wrote:

I had problems viewing an image the other day. Also on my blog I have had to switch to uploading via blogger not Hello for some reason that doesn't work either.

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Hello is a decent enough program, but you can only resize images according to their specifications. Unless they've changed it, that is. I use Photobucket, but the problem with them is (as Stephen just discovered) they have these limitations on what size images you can upload and how much per month; and they don't tell you about these limits until you've hit them. I sprung for a Premium account (25 bucks for the year) which has no limitations . . . so far.

I went to the Arbus exhibition. Going to send you something in the mail.

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Coo-ull!

Hey, did you receive my email this last week or so, Richard? Not that it required an immediate response (thanking you for the Richard Lester articles and such); I just wanna make sure they got to where they were sent (a couple of emails I've sent in the last month seem to have been lost to the mists of cyberspace).

Richard Gibson said...

Might have to look into this Photobucket programme. Hello just wasn't communicating with Blogger at all. I never had to re-size at any point but maybe I should have a play around.

Never recieved an email from you Tom. Can you re-send?