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

I Like the Christian Life! #7

Original Caption:

Boston -- Evangelist Billy Graham is shown in an appearance at the "Golden Nugget" bar, in Boston's theater zone. The master of ceremonies brought the band to a halt and invited the evangelist onto the stage. Graham took the microphone and said "This is an unusual congregation for me!" He was cheered by the patrons. Graham toured other nightspots and said he thought the trip was most worthwhile. (1964)


Bob Gilliland said...

Whoa. The dude on the right has a rare bird strapped on. I don't think I've seen a Telecaster Custom model from that era except in photos.

Sam said...

I did the look on the guy in the middle's face. "Dude, what key is he in?"