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 #4

They Were Collaborators #345


Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett

Guest Contributor: Galen Young

9 comments :

Stacia said...

Wow, what an incredible photo! That's just amazing. Great stuff, Rob!

Also Tom, I'm loving the frames you're putting around the pics.

Jeff Duncanson said...

Holy shit!!!

Vanwall said...

That's a very cool pic, agreed, 'cept I think the attribution is in error - T'weren't me.

Tom Sutpen said...

It's been corrected.

(see what I mean, Richard!)

Tom Sutpen said...

Thanks, Stacia. It's one of the few concessions to adornment I made earlier this year when I decided to revamp the look of this thing. Turns out it doesn't look that much different than before.

H. P. L. said...

Looks like the set of "Film", the movie they made together...

Pietro

swac said...

It's definitely from "Film"...which I still have never seen, aside from some very brief clips here and there.

Stacia said...

Er.. great stuff, Galen!

H. P. L. said...

swac, I was lucky enough to catch it years ago, on late night television... Heavy stuff,but great...

Pietro