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

American Mouthpieces #7
Great Moments in Marketing #7

Clarence Seward Darrow, the defender of Labor's cause, endorses a fine cigar.


andyhorbal said...

I love this site because I see something like this and I just know that I've experienced the high point of my day...

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how much fun I have visiting this site. It's like going to a bookstore and finding 100 books by your favorite author that you didn't even know he wrote. All my favorite movies and popular figures are represented. You're amazing!

Tom Sutpen said...

Thank you, Andy, and thank you, Anonymous!

It's a hoary show business platitude, but I truly mean it when I say (speaking for Messr. Cooke and Gibson as well) that it's our pleasure.