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

They Were Collaborators #458


The Sir Douglas Quintet

4 comments :

azfad said...

Love Doug Sahm. Real feelgood music for mine ears.

Tim said...
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estiv said...

Notice the boots of Augie (the organ player). Not decent cowboy boots, but some kind of Eye-talian high heels. Along with the "long" hair, this was the kind of thing that made them stand out in mid-sixties Texas just a little too much. A suitcase full of pills and pot didn't help. Not long after this Doug moved to the Bay area.

Timmy said...

Doug Sahm & Augie Meyers and the rest of the band were one of the best 60's groups of all time. Vote Doug into the rock & roll hall of fame...