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 Art of the Girlie Mag #3

Baby Doll
(Vol. 1, #2; November, 1963)


R.H. said...

That's the 'girl next door' around streets I grew up in.

jimkitt said...
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Combustibillion said...

How do you choose between Sex Education and Art of the Pinup Girl?

swac said...

Sex Education is usually someone well-known, while Art of the Pinup is for vintage Playboy playmates whose names are relegated to dim recollections of adolescence.

Art of the Girlie Mag is more for the shadier side of the street.

R.H. said...

Boy, she looks good.

swac said...

More importantly, she looks bad.