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 #169

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Iggy drops in on the crowd at Soldier Field ; July 18th 1970

4 comments :

Mike D said...
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swac said...

Just got the new book Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka, which is full of great photos (not this one though) like this classic Iggy pose, and of course the famous Gerard Malanga image.

Haven't heard the new Stooges CD, but all reports thus far are disappointing...

Richard Gibson said...

I popped along to my local record emporium to purchase this, Grinderman and The Good, The Bad and The Queen.

The double vinyl it seems wasn't released the same time as the CD. I've heard mixed things too, although am keen to hear it. Albini is the producer I heard, got to be worth a spin...

Noah said...

Fantastic pic, why haven't I seen this before?

Here's a post I recently did on Iggy Pop: What Iggy Said