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

Broadcasters #12


Jimmy Saville

(vast and wholehearted thanks to Glyph Jockey for this image)

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

I see "I Wanna Be Your Man" by the Rolling Stones on the chart behind him. I belive that is the only Lennon/McCartney song every covered by the Stones.

Richard Gibson said...

Is this guy known in North America? When I was putting together the Chrismtas clips and music I found a DJ Heaven clip on Saville too, he's definately a real eccentric character. Actually I recall a TV show did an expose of him and either he lived with his mother or his mother died and he had all her closed pressed or somesuch.

Great image!