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

Artists in Action #164

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Nancy Sinatra in the studio.

5 comments :

Vanwall said...

I always felt her Bond song, "You Only Live Twice" was lovely - she could sing, that's for sure.

www.tobyweiss.com said...

Debbie Harry based an entire look on this era Nancy.

Her TV special, "Swinging with Nancy" is the penultimate 60s fashion fantasy.

It's purely a bonus that she could (mostly) sing.

SomeNYGuy said...

Sexy and vivacious, sure -- but even with the best coaching money could buy, she sang like a HINGE!

da90027 said...

THIS IS STELLA STEVENS not Nancy Sinatra.

Testify said...

I don't think this is Nancy