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 Art of the Centerfold #43


Lisa Baker
(Miss November, 1966)

8 comments :

swac said...

Sinatra, yes!

But Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass?

Peter Nellhaus said...

But the really hip kids were listening to Jefferson Airplane!

estiv said...

But the really hip kids were listening to Jefferson Airplane!
A year later, yes, but not yet in November 1966. And anyway, it took Playboy awhile to make the transition from bachelor-pad hip to crash-pad hip.

erik hogstrom said...

Whatever she wanted to hear on the stereo would be fine by me.

R.H. said...

Miss November? I'd miss an entire year.

Tommy O'C said...

She has nothing on except the stereo.
Love it!

Tony said...

Try doing this with your compact disc collection or worse, your stupid iPod.

Just sayin'.

asleep said...

You can see a Sinatra LP in Eleanor Bradley's pictorial as well, February 1959.

Not sure if it makes sense to combine this (centerfold) serial with the Mop Tops serial, but:
The band members' posters have appeared with Kathy MacDonald (Mar.1969) and Cynthia Hall (Mar.1971).

Elsewhere, following playmates have posed with a chessboard:
Victoria Valentino (Sep.1963)
Melinda Windsor (Feb.1966)
Reagan Wilson (Oct.1967)
Leslie Bianchini (Jan.1969)
Then, in January 1970, Jill Taylor came up with a Monopoly board -decreasing amount of grey matter or whatever it goes to show.

Thanks to Mr Sutpen, whose posts in this serial have stimulated these silly findings.