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

Adventures in European Filmmaking #12


Today's Adventure: On location at Olympic Studios in London for One Plus One, Jean-Luc Godard says "Hi'howyadoin" to Bill Wyman, while Mick Jagger turns his back on the whole affair (1968)

2 comments :

Lex10 said...

Not such a good movie - I wonder if Sir Lord Comic is the street poet that rants throughout?

Marshall-Stacks said...

and that's a Lou Reed lurking up the back of the room.
Mr Wyman is very kind about Brian Jones in his 1990 memoir Stone Alone, meticulously documenting everything that lead to his band being filched away from him, and offering perceptive comment on Jones's illness. Bless you Bill.