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 Con Artists of the 20th Century #11

Klaus Nomi


Simon Thibault said...

con artist? i disagree. the man had an amazing voice and is under appreciated for his work in electronic music and performance.

slyboots2 said...

Ah come on. Nomi was a sweet fellow with talent. And he was fabulous.

swac said...

Weird...I was looking at a framed photo of Nomi on a friend's bookshelf just a few days ago.

And now I'll have Total Eclipse stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

Mike D said...

con artist? - explain this one please

Lex10 said...
My experience with this spooky vampire

bta said...

He was an amazing singer, I still am obsessed with his singing skills and voice. He was a beautiful man inside and out. R.I.P. Klaus, I will remember you for all the good music you made for our pleasure.