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 #88


Ann-Margret

Guest Contributor: Theron Neel

5 comments :

Jeremy Richey said...

I've always loved this photo. You can just feel the warmth and excitement this awesome woman generates...I wish more of her mid sixties films were available on disc...I would love special editions of "Once A Thief" and "Kitten With A Whip" especially.
Thanks for posting

Richard Gibson said...

A definate for the cool hall of fame, for sure.

Lex10 said...

Hot hall of fame!

mike said...

she really was sex on legs

swac said...

I have the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version of Kitten With a Whip...which is really a shame if you think about it.

The one I'm jonesin' to see is The Swinger.