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 #357

Dolly Parton and Keith Haring


Mr DeBakey said...

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.

Testify said...

A fitting couple I think, one drew day glo cartoons and the other turned herself into one!

mike said...

love dolly - much under-rated as a simger and songwriter.

Brent McKee said...

And someone who has a tremendous sense of humour about herself at the same time that she has tremendous self-confidence. You gotta like that in a person.

Muthu Pearl said...

Rare pictures of Keith Haring . Thanks for sharing this with us.