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

Seminal Image #479

Confessions of a Psycho Cat
(Herb Stanley; 1968)


Steve said...

As a Something Weird fanatic, I've been meaning to get to this film for some time now. It's worth a look then, no?

swac said...

I had this disc...worth a look, but not necessarily a keeper.

There's the added bonus of Hugh "Wavy Gravy" Romney in a bit part, well before Woodstock.

Tom Sutpen said...

It's at least worth a look. But if you're one of those people (like me) drawn to the kind of gray, unadorned bleak images of NYC that only a rock-bottom budget could make possible (think Who Killed Teddy Bear or Blast of Silence), then I'd say it's a keeper.

Steve said...

Considering I just fell ass over teakettle for Blast of Silence, you've just made Psycho Cat a much more pressing watch for me.