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

The Cool Hall of Fame #67


Peter Cook

5 comments :

Vanwall said...

Julie Andrews!

swac said...

BTW...Bedazzled is finally coming out on DVD next month. WAY overdue!

CINEBEATS said...

Love this shot!

When I'm feeling a bit low, I can always stop by this blog and know that it will put a smile on my face right away.

Tom Sutpen said...

Cinebeats: Thanks! That's the kind of compliment I value. You (and everyone else who might feel the same) are very very welcome.

Too bad Cook and Moore are no longer with us to do an audio commentary . . . particularly under the conditions they were in when they recorded the Derek and Clive LPs in the 70s.

I imagine Fox will have Stanley Donen do the honors (if such honors are done).

swac said...

Sadly, no Donen. But there is a Harold Ramis interview!

***crickets chirping***