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

Before and After #124: Robert Evans

Before


After

6 comments :

Vanwall said...

The Fortunate Soul - one lucky jamoke.

Dan said...

The Kid who Stayed in the Picture.

swac said...

The Kid Who Stayed In The Tanning Booth A Little Too Long

Kimberly said...

what a tragic and tormented soul...

Tommy O'C said...

Those formaldehyde injections really do work.

Tommy O'C said...

P.S. Called Pacino "the little dwarf" and did everything he could to see to it that the "kid didn't stay in the picture" (and tried to send Coppola packing along with Pacino), then took full credit forevermore for saving "The Godfather" from those nasty studio philistines.