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

Stacks o' Wax #15
They Were Collaborators #246


Jack Benny portrays the spirit of generosity for Dennis Day and company.

2 comments :

Vanwall said...

Boy, is that playing against type!

Anonymous said...

You didn't see how much Dennis had to pay him.

By the way, if that's the "Dennis Day" (or Owen McNulty to use his real name) clan, they're missing at least two kids. Either than or Dennis hasn't had that gleam in his eye yet.