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

Artists in Action #448


The Specials look up

5 comments :

Cinebeats said...

This could also be called: "The Specials look fabulous!"

Fred said...

I saw Fun Boy 3 and the Colourfield back in the day, but am still kicking myself for missing the chance to see the Specials. Terry Hall had a unique voice and a real sardonic wit.

Richard Gibson said...

I'm sure I have posted this before, probably every time Terry Hall comes up; 'Waiting' is one of the greatest albums of the 80's in my opinion.

Also I did bump into Terry Hall once...

Fred said...

I agree with you about "Waiting" and I interviewed Terry Hall when I was in college. He was sarcastic as hell which made for a great interview.

swac said...

I have a pic of them eating pizza, which I guess I'll save for a later day.