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 #430


Eddie Cochran browses

6 comments :

Peteski said...

most awesome.

ps. I blame England for many horrible things, the death of Eddie Cochran is in the top five.

Testify said...

Agreed, truly fabulous picture.

Is the girl in the picture is Sharon Sheeley, Cochrans girlfriend at the time of his death, co writer 9with Eddies brother) of Somethin' Else and at 19 the youngest female songwriter to pen a US no.1 hit(Ricky Nelson's Poor Little Fool)?

Timmy said...

This was taken at Wallach's Music City store in the heart of Hollywood, California.

R.H. said...

Somethin' Else is one of the best rock songs ever.

Peter L. Winkler said...

Poignant, ineffable, and so sad.

I bought my first lp, Switched On Bach, at Wallach's.

The Hound said...

That is Sharon Sheeley, I'm almost positive.