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

American Mouthpieces #19


Marvin Mitchelson (with a client)

4 comments :

Booksteve said...

Ummm..."with a client?" It's Michelle Triola Marvin referenced in the newspaper they're holding.I believe she's currently married to Dick Van Dyke.

Tom Sutpen said...

Yes, I was in fact aware of the identity of Mitchelson's client in this photo. Who, after all, coule forget one of the most contentious . . . and one of the most boring . . . show business litigations of the 20th century?

Not I.

swac said...

Don't worry Tom, I was able to figure it out.

Tommy O'C said...

It wasn't boring to the public. The papers were full of stories about her long-term affair with Lee Marvin. Which is what the trial was all about.