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

Great Moments in Moxie #18

Gaze into the omniscient stare of the Moxie Man.


Vanwall said...

The Erie Kid had moxie.

Tim Lucas said...

Jake Gyllenhaal could play the Moxie Man.

swac said...

I'll begin work on the script at once. Now who will play Moxo the Clown?

pinstripebindi said...

I didn't know metrosexualism existed back then.

swac said...

Everybody was a Dapper Dan man.

rookgaroo said...

So remember kids...Drink Moxie!

Or so help me God, I'll snap your neck!