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

Seminal Image #688


Tierra
(Julio Medem; 1996)

4 comments :

Ed - The Music Man said...

Hey there! Love your blog and get a kick out of reading it. We should link up. Based in London here too and attempting to keep nostalgia just that: good memories. Thanks for your time and effort on this wonderful blog and if you ever need help with content, just holler! Ed - the Music Man

Richard Gibson said...

On behalf of the crew Ed, Thank you for the complement.

Regarding content - you should email gunslingerbird@gmail.com - Tom has an open week planned, coming around soon.

Link up - drop me an email.

Jeremy Richey said...

Great shot,
I love Medem and this reminds me that this is one I haven't seen...thanks for posting

Jeremy Richey said...

Great shot,
I love Medem and this reminds me that this is one I haven't seen...thanks for posting