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 #391

George Jones gets fitted for a Nudie jacket, while Tammy Wynette looks on


estiv said...

The Possum in his prime. And is Tammy actually wearing an outfit where the tip of the collar nearly reaches her elbow?

Testify said...

You know you've used this image before?(January 19th 2007 When Legends Gather #199/They Were Collaborators #255)

Fred said...

I didn't know Charles Nelson Reilly owned and operated a Country Couture shop in Nashville.

swac said...

It's true it appears earlier, but this is a much better quality version!

Consider this post remastered.

R.H. said...

The best people shop at Savers.