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

The Heretofore Unmentioned #47


PP Arnold

4 comments :

swac said...

Thanks for posting that Kimberley, I haven't thought about PP for ages!

There's hardly anything by her available in North America, but I found a bargain-priced CD of her Immediate era recordings at Amazon.co.uk. Maybe after Christmas...

Cinebeats said...

It was actually Richard Gibson who posted this but I'm glad he did to. It's a lovely photo!

swac said...

Oops, I guess I'm too used to serial postings!

There are some great clips of PP on YouTube, including one with the Small Faces backing her up.

anodyne Brownie said...

If you think you're groovy ...
You don't even move me!