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

Self Portrait #1

(original hosted image deleted by scoundrels at Photobucket)

26-09-06 - update - He's back!


Vanwall said...

And thus are our options for viewing the controversial, cut down and eliminated. Shame, shame.

Steve said...

So what was this anyway? Nick Cave's willy?

Tom Sutpen said...

Jesus Chistmas. I didn;t see this until now. IFor those (such as Steve) who may be wondering, it was a crudely-rendered self portrait by Nick Cave sans any clothing, shortcomings and all.

But unless Photobucket had a problem with the aesthetics of it, I see no reason to justify its deletion. I mean it ain't what I'd ever call prurient, to understate the matter.