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

The Ink & Paint Set #36


Will Hays in Mickey's Gala Premier
(Burt Gillett; Disney; 1933)

3 comments :

estiv said...

Really? The head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America and the creator of the Hays Code was once Disney-fied? Wow.

swac said...

He shows up in a few cartoons, actually.

At least, before they started enforcing the code. I think there may even be another Hays entry in this series, from Felix in Hollywood.

They sure did make fun of his ears, that's worse than Bing Crosby!

azfad said...

looks like prince charles a bit