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 #238


The Brox Sisters

3 comments :

swac said...

Great shot!

I've got some of their early film appearances (love those Dawn of Sound laserdisc boxes), and they seemed quite delightful. I think I might have some of their radio appearances kicking around too...

ccarter008 said...

Would these be something that could be transferred to digital? I would love to see some performances on youtube or another site. I am related on my mother's side. Her mother was Ethyl Brock :o)

swac said...

I think a lot of those performances by the Brox Sisters are already posted on YouTube. Here's their version of Falling In Love Again.

There are some others there as well if you search for them.