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

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3 comments :

Vanwall said...

Loud. Raw. Naked. What more can you ask for? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Some mud?

Anonymous said...

Typical Girls has been on every mix tape (burned CD, whatever) I've made for something like the last 25 years which I think may indicate that this is my all time favourite song ..but I only saw the video for this recently which confirms it beyond doubt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOJs9oycX5E