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

When Legends Gather #226

The Beatles and the WMCA Good Guys


squajo said...

This picture is creepy: WMCA guys look happy to be there with hands on Ringo, Paul and John--asserting their familiarity, while the boys just give the same smiles they'd given five thousand times before. The Beattles look bored.

Interesting artifact.

Paul C. said...

The first thing I could think of when I read the caption was the "Five Neat Guys" from SCTV. Now there's a combo who would've been well-matched with the Fab Four...

Jon said...

To their eternal credit, the WMCA good guys were the first to play the Beatles in the US. That's what they claimed anyway. They were certainly the first to play them in New York. As a boy, I wanted nothing more than a WMCA good guys sweatshirt.