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 #362


David Bowie tries a little too hard

6 comments :

swac said...

Great photo, Tom! Never seen this one before.

I have that edition of the Keaton book though. Great Stone Face trumps Thin White Duke every time.

Robert Fiore said...

Not an impressive attempt, but it's better than Woody Allen's attempt at Chaplin. Actually, Bowie would probably be more convincing as Chaplin than Keaton.

swac said...

One thing's for sure, Keaton was a better man who fell to earth.

Son said...

i'm still stuck in the labyrinth - i don't think i'll ever get out - smack that baby and make him pee

Birch said...

Often imitated. Never duplicated.

Ana said...

I want more Bowie on this blog!!
Great pics :)