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 #52

Andy Warhol bares his teeth


huskermould said...

Lou Reed and John Cale did a fine homage to Andy with the CD 'Songs For Drella'

swac said...

I like that record a lot...and somewhere I've got a clip of the two of them performing a song off it on Letterman, of all places.

huskermould said...

Do you (or anyone else in cyberspace) know anyone who has a copy of the Lou Redd/John Cale 'Songs For Drella' performance show at New York University (I think)? I'de love to get a copy of this.

Tom Sutpen said...

You mean the video of it?

I can get that for you.

If you want, send me an email and I'll hook you up with a copy.

Andy Tanguay said...

Man, as much as I like Warhol, in his natural state he sort of looked like a ventriloquist's dummy.