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

Housekeeping Matter #20:
Happy New Year to All!

Seeing as how the midnight hour impends, I thought I'd exercise my privileges and offer my two co-pilots, our fellow bloggers (you know who you is), and all our visitors all my best and all the brightest of hopes for the new year.

Happy new year, everyone!

Tom

10 comments :

swac said...

Happy New Year, from the asphalt covered, dayglo hell that is Orlando.

See you all again soon!

Jessica R said...

Thank you for a blog of invaluable use, service, and entertainment. Have a fantastic 2007!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, and keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, y'all!

Vanwall said...

Happy New Year!

BCNU

Tom Sutpen said...

Thanks, folks!

Friends and fellow bloggers, I salute you all!

Steve said...

Happy (belated) New Year! Now that the holidays (or, as I call 'em, the vanishing time) are over, maybe I can get to that review of God's Angry Man, huh? :-) (Which by the way was so awesome.)

Ivan G. said...

Belated happy new year to three people who run the most entertainingly esoteric blog in all of the Internets!

Tom Sutpen said...

Thank you, Steve . . . thank you, Ivan. We'll continue doing our best (esoterically and other wise). Happy New year to y'all as well!