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

When Legends Gather #455


Joey Adams, Eddie Fisher, Red Buttons, Morey Amsterdam, Gene Baylos, George Raft, Joe E. Lewis, Sam Levenson, Henny Youngman, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle and Jan Murray.

7 comments :

swac said...

The Friars?

I wonder where George Jessel was that night...

stumblng.tumblr said...

Caesar

Mabeuf said...

I am just imagining the laughs I would have being a fly on the wall!

swac said...

Duly noted, tumblar.

R.H. said...

Maybe George was with Liz, at Eddie's.

Booksteve said...

Jessel? Whodya think was taking the pitcher, silly?

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