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

Seminal Image #587

Waiting for Guffman
(Christopher Guest; 1997)


Anonymous said...

I love this movie, especially the deleted scenes from Red White and Blaine on the dvd. Cathrine O'Hara is wonderful, even more so in the dissapointing For Your Consideration. I've even artlessly nicked your idea of posting themed series of images for a little while. It's in honor of b-fest, a b movie festival in Chicago I'm going to in the end of January.

Tom Sutpen said...

Oh, don't worry about cadging the Themed Series bit. I promise you I see it more as an honor than any kind of theft (besides, you wouldn't be the first :-) )