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

Sex Education #116

Tuesday Weld


Henry said...

hi Tom Sutpen,

Instead of this if u provide some content or article,it will be helpful to all...i recently saw one article and please check out this Sex Education

Tom Sutpen said...

I'm going to curb, for the moment, my natural and all too justified suspicions, and assume that you mean this comment in good faith.

As far as Team Gunslinger is concerned, these images are our content. They, and their interaction with one another in the minds of those who visit, are what this blog is about. This is not an informational resource, nor it is a virtual gallery of the photographed and/or painted image. What you see is what you will always see; there is no "instead of".

Now, the fact that you rarely encounter anything but the most perfunctory text here is something conditioned by two immovable realities:

1) Our firm belief that these images speak for themselves.

2) There are enough people who absolutely despise my writing . . . particularly on the subject of cinema . . . that it is simply not worth my while to hand them any ammunition (besides, I've already got a standard film blog to showcase my writing . . . such as it is).

And thanks for the suggestion, but even if there were a photo of Ruth Westheimer showing skin (a spectacle only H.P. Lovecraft would dare imagine), I don't think she'd be a good candidate for this series. 'Heretofore Unmentioned'? Maybe. 'Sex Education'? Hell, no.

noir whaler said...

Tuesday for the win.