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 Art of Pop #23

This Time I'm Swingin'!
(Dean Martin)
(Capitol Records; 1960)


R.H. said...

Hey!- Deano! We loves ya baby!

(where's the booze in his other hand?)

SomeNYGuy said...

This is a lovely album. I had it on cassette back in the day; wore the damn thing out. "Heaven Can Wait" is an especially sweet track.

Mabeuf said...

Great album. Great artist.

R.H. said...

Original Mr Cool: don't worry 'bout anything.

Maria Jensen said...

Heaven Can Wait is the best song on that LP ;)