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

The Golden Age of Prurience #34

Flaming Films
(no. 13; October, 1969)


me said...

Revealing is the trend today!

X-rated films long before are blur compare to X-rated films of today. Most X-rated films today are far more reavealing and daring but losts creative and artistic touch.

Vanwall said...

Well, artistic is a debatable term - I'm not sure "Marsha the Erotic Housewife", or "My Tale Is Hot" are in any fashion artistic, and as for more revealing, I think the kink factor is a bit higher...maybe. There was some pretty weird shit out there back then.
Not so's I'd know. Ahem.