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 Hitchcock/Truffaut Tapes #25


Our presentation of the Hitchcock/Truffaut tapes concludes with Part Twenty-Five

7 comments :

R.H. said...

Always looks like he's just had a big feed.

Tom Sutpen said...

That's probably because he usually did.

Shawn said...

any idea where i can find the complete recordings?

mas said...

Great series - thanks for posting them. Any chance they can be posted to itunes as podcasts?

Tom Sutpen said...

Shawn:

I don't know where the complete 50 hours are to be found, but I would bet anything that, with regard to how the book was constructed, they're even more revelatory than these 12 1/2 hours.

mas:

It's a great idea, but unfortunately I don't have title to these recordings.

The Hi de Ho Blog said...

Thank you very much for sharing this. It as a great pleasure to listen the stoic Master and the exhuberant Disciple getting more complicity session after session.
I was purely addicted. And the translator was pure 60's "charme à la française"...
Many thanks.

Patrick Wenk-Wolff said...

I know these are 5 years old but the links to the mp3s aren't resolving. Could you host them somewhere else? Pretty pleeeeease?