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 #359


Dean Martin kicks out the jams

5 comments :

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Tom, dude like I have never seen that Dinopix before...how totally Dinoawesome....thanks for sharin' man...never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool...oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth...

Testify said...

Shouldn't that read Dino kicks back in his jim jams!

Silver Solo said...

mercy, mercy! the photos are making me feel so nostalgic. you guys do a great job. you're quite the rat pack yourselves. thank you for posting this wildly entertaining site!

mister muleboy said...

The cable running from the guitar almost lets one believe he could really play the thing!

Thanks again for finding so much beautiful grist for the finest mill around. . . .

swac said...

Jack White would give his eyeteeth for that guitar...if he doesn't own it already.