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

Seminal Image #773

The Education of Sonny Carson
(Michael Campus; 1974)


Vanwall said...

As incoherent this film could be at times, and that's actually in its favor as a rather unsavory slice of life, it's almost comforting to see that running the gauntlet seems universal, in one way or another.

Son said...

well, there isn't really too much incoherence. simply, ghetto youth attempting to gain his 15 minute claim to fame. also, just think of this johnny carson-ish flip - ' if he gotta degree, then why is he still here workin alongside me '

Son said...

i meant to say johnny cochran ...but that made some kind of logic to me too