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 #466


Mia Farrow, Dean Martin and Sharon Tate

6 comments :

Peter Nellhaus said...

Because everybody loves somebody sometimes . . .

Brent McKee said...

This has to be either just before or during the filming of Rosemary's Baby while Mia's married to Dean's best friend Francis Albert.

R.H. said...

Deano always looked weary. Was it just the booze?

Tommy O'C said...

Well, you'd look weary, too, if you'd been up all night threesomeing!

After Mia (and I've never seen her looking better!) got her Vidal Sassoon boy-cut during the filming of Rosemary's Baby (during which F.S. had her served with divorce papers on the set), Ava Gardner is said to have quipped, "Ha! I always knew Frank would end up in bed with a boy!"

All kidding aside, it's always a stopper to see Sharon Tate and recall the hellish fate awaiting her.

P.S. All these Rat Pack documentaries insist Dino was always quaffing apple juice onstage and pretending it was booze. And who I am to say he wasn't. But as the years went on, he stopped putting apple juice in his apple juice.

R.H. said...

Threesome?

Hell. I wouldn't get into bed for less than a fivesome.

Krista said...

God, I always have to pause when I see Sharon. I always wonder about what could have been. I think she would've been a legendary actress.