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

They Were Collaborators #190

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Kevin Rowland and Kevin Archer

Interviewer; "How did you feel when 'Keep It' flopped so convincingly?
Kevin Rowland; "I was fucking devastated. I thought, if people want truth of emotion they're gonna get it on this, I really poured my heart out. And even then the record company hated it - you could just tell - I thought somehow people will relate to this, it'll get through, but it didn't. Looking back on it now it was a pretty intense record."

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