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 #410


Jimmy Page points to a Wailers LP

2 comments :

erik hogstrom said...

I wonder what some of the other albums were in that pile.

swac said...

The next one is Fire by the Ohio Players. Not sure of the other two, although the one below it kinda looks like Chuck Berry's Golden Decade.

You can see an image of it here

In fact, now I'm certain that's what it is.

The fourth one kinda reminds me of a Hollies album, but I wouldn't bet money on it.