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

Artists in Action #331

Phil Spector displays some caution


Mr DeBakey said...


swac said...

It's funny, you don't hear a lot about the Fence of Sound.

Vanwall said...

"Get used to those bars, kid."

Tom Sutpen said...

With that maniac there was about 45 years worth of foreshadowing. You know how many people he'd pulled guns on in his lifetime? The only thing surprising about his case is that it didn't happen decades ago.

That said, I was surprised to read the other day that LA County is set to retry him. I figured they'd dumped the case, since I hadn't heard a peep about it since the jury hung itself. Guess not.

But at the speed they're going, something tells me Spector stands a good chance of dying from old age before they get around to impaneling a jury for this one.

Vanwall said...

The rich rarely get convicted.

Brent McKee said...

There's a gossip writer here in Canada who repeatedly uses the term "important persons act" to explain why celebrities can get away with almost anything, stuff that we "dull normals" would spend a long time in the crowbar hotel for.