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 #228


Daniel Johnston gives Yip! Jump Music the hard sell

Guest Contributor: Mike Daly

4 comments :

Richard Gibson said...

Another one I've never heard of. Is the music any good?

mike said...

very good - i strongly recommend the compilation 'welcome to my world' but yip jump music is great too. Watch the recent documentary 'the devil and daniel johnston' too - it's astonishing for many reasons.

Richard Gibson said...

Okay, a quick look at IMDB says that film was out here last year but I don't recall it. I'll look out for it.

mike said...

do so - it's very, very moving and at times hilarious.