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

When Legends Gather #330

Sonny, Cher and Twiggy on the latter's first trip to Los Angeles in 1967.


Brent McKee said...

Somehow, without the cookie duster Sonny Bono looks like an early '70s Hollywood producer trying to look "hip" but not quite succeeding. No wonder he went to Congress as a Republican.

Twiggy on the other hand looks absolutely delicious.

Testify said...

The word is 'latter', dear boy. Have a good Xmas all at ICPWAG

Mr DeBakey said...

I like how
Sonny's Shirt
Twiggy's skirt
are the same colour.

Uhh, colours.

swac said...

Sonny was always a latent Republican. You should see his anti-drug film from the late '60s, and hear his one solo album, with the single Pammy's On a Bummer.