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

Great Madmen of the 20th Century #20

David Icke


Mike D said...

great choice! blood sucking lizards rule!

Richard Gibson said...

I didnàt even know this guy was known outside of the UK. Heàs kind of gone to ground since the late 80s.

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, over here he's best known as one of the world's leading Conspiracy Theorists. I doubt if many of those who go to his lectures, buy his books, etc; I doubt if many know him as the former Footballer/BBC Sports presenter who declared himself the Son of God on Terry Wogan's program and instantly became a figure of national derision.

swac said...

From Wikipedia: "In 1999, he published The Biggest Secret, in which he wrote that the secret world government consists of a race of reptilian humanoids known as the Babylonian Brotherhood, and that many prominent figures are, in fact, reptilian, including George W. Bush, Queen Elizabeth II, Kris Kristofferson, and Boxcar Willie."


"His views are especially popular in Canada..."

Double yipes.