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

Artists in Action #39


John Lennon reads the news today, oh boy.

8 comments :

eva said...

what a tremendous site. a labour of love and vision. fantastic.

eva said...

plus i love this particular pic. the most interesting artist in the world still has time and curiousity for strange details of other interesting artists.

eva said...

plus i love this particular pic. the most interesting artist in the world still has time and curiousity for strange details of other interesting artists.

Tom Sutpen said...

Thank you very much!

I'm glad you like it.

Anonymous said...

You can't assume from this photo that he's reading the Brian Jones article. Could be his horoscope?

Regardless, I love the site as well.

Vanwall said...

Somethin' about 10,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancs.

Mebbe.

BCNU

Anonymous said...

That newspaper seems just perfect for his intellectual level.

Tom Sutpen said...

An anonymous visitor wrote:

That newspaper seems just perfect for his intellectual level.

*****
Awwww. That's mean.