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

Housekeeping Matter #16:
Hitchcock/Truffaut Access

I confess this would not have occurred to me were it not for the extremely generous plug Video Watchblog's Tim Lucas rendered a day or two ago, but I realized that if a lot of people are visiting this blog to find the individual entries in the Hitchcock/Truffaut series we've been running, it behooves us to make the task easier than a protracted search through the archives. So from here on, I'll be adding a link to each new entry, as it is posted, on the sidebar.

Part Seven will be posted . . . when I gots time to crank out the introductory remarks.

1 comment :

Lex10 said...

Thanks! Great stuff "I think I'll have my melon first!"