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

They Were Collaborators #517

Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee


Cinebeats said...


Cinebeats said...

That would be "fabulous" of course.

swac said...

So great, together and on their own. I just watched the new DVD of The Gorgon...thank goodness they were in it, because it doesn't have much going for it otherwise.

Natasha Yar-Routh said...

From Horror Express;

There are monsters on this train!

(Lee & Cushing look at each other)

Chushing indignantly; We're British!

I do hope there is a recording some where of the two of them signing Gilbert and Sullivan songs together

Vladimir Estragon said...

I don't think I've ever seen either of these two smile before.

Henry Bemis said...

Lee, Cushing, Vincent Price, and me...all born on May 27th.

I don't know how this bodes for me.