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 #369

Ronald Reagan, Barbara Stanwyck and Charlton Heston


joel. said...

Get your stinkin' hands off My Stanwyck, you damned dirty man!

Mr DeBakey said...

I watched Siegel's The Killers the other night

It was fun to see Ronald Reagun & Norman Fell patrolling the pits at Willow Springs Raceway.

One went on to become President
The other
to become Mr Roper

Vanwall said...

A guy willing to play with no legs in a town fulla crazies, and a guy that had the cojones to demand Orson Welles direct - they used to give a damn - whatever happened to those guys?

SomeNYGuy said...

It's like a scene from INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. Republicans ate their souls.