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

Before and After #154: Ida Lupino




Vanwall said...

An awesome woman!

Baden-Joost said...

I know everyone who posts here has quantum levels more knowledge than I on movies, and I know that what I am about to write is probably apostasy to cinephiles but . . . I love campy horror movies. Ida Lupino is in a movie called The Food Of The Gods that is a personal favorite, and that's the first movie I associate with her.

So am I destined for movie hell in the next life, or am I just going to be tormented in purgatory by Ida Lupino wraiths?

swac said...

Heh...only purgatory.

I just watched Road House again recently...holy crow she's a hot little number in that halter top.

Tommy O'C said...

In this day and age, you get points just for recognizing Ida Lupino.

Fred said...

Heh..She rocked as Johnny Cash's mean wife on an episode of Columbo