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

Guest Contributor Week: Day #1

When Legends Gather #275

Marvin Hamlisch, Mike Douglas, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

Guest Contributor: David Manning of The Ridgefield Press


Richard Gibson said...

Quick note towards the end of day one to all guest contributors - excellent stuff as far as I'm concerned, some superb images, new people, totally new images I'd never have seen. This is going to be a nice experience for me seeing what others come up with.

Louis said...

You can't see her in this photo, but Nina Totenberg was playing vibes.