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

Ann Savage Dead at 87



Actress Ann Savage quietly passed away on Christmas day.
Read the Los Angeles Times Obituary here.

5 comments :

swac said...

She's taken that final detour...










(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

William Kretschmer said...

And you always find a pic I would never have come up with!

Flynn D said...

Maybe one day we'll be see a pic of Claudia Drake posted, too!

swac said...

Hopefully I'll get to see her final role, in Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg, sooner than later.

Maya said...

I'm so grateful that I got to meet Ann when she accompanied Detour to a PFA screening. A lovely lady with some great stories.