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 #404


Bob Wills feeds chickens out of his hat

7 comments :

estiv said...

For many years, country stars, no matter how high they rose, were still really country people. I doubt Taylor Swift will be doing a version of this picture.

Brent McKee said...

Probably not - hard to keep chickens in a tour bus, which is where most of those guys seem to live.

Vanwall said...

All Hats & Hair with no heads nowadays.

Testify said...

Funny thing is that Will's HATED being thought of as a hillbilly star (as the music was called then.)

Peter Nellhaus said...

They should have been an item: Bob Wills and Lady Cooper.

Doug Fletcher said...

Wills was a great man -- read Charles Townshend's "San Antonio Rose" for the details.

I'm just wondering if he made funny comments to the chickens when he was feeding them.

swac said...

I doubt Taylor Swift will be doing a version of anything approaching music.