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 #181

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Marianne Faithful poses with a dalmation

2 comments :

Jeremy Richey said...

Lovely shot,
As much as I admire the post Broken English recordings of Marianne I will always love her work in the sixties the best.
I've never seen this photo...thanks for posting

Richard Gibson said...

I agree completely, I have all the 70's ones, most of the 80's ones and some of the 90's ones but most of all my favourite albums are the 60's ones.