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

Jesters of the Republic #21


Woody Allen

9 comments :

laamish said...

What a wonderfully melancholic pick (and totally in character) for the 'jesters' category.

Robert Fiore said...

Even at this late date regardless of all the evidence to the contrary, when you see Woody Allen on the screen you get the feeling that you're going to be having a good time at the movies.

swac said...

Unless that screen happens to be showing Scenes From a Mall.

Hans Gruber said...

Interviewed him two weeks ago. Brilliant fella.

Vanwall said...

I liked his early work. ;-)

Robert Fiore said...

I didn't say the feeling was necessarily justified, I just said that you have it.

Lex10 said...

I thought it was "Molesters of the Republic"

Hans Gruber said...

That was low... I bet you are Mia Farrow´s best friend now.

Lex10 said...

Low, eh? I'm sending my stepdaughter/wife over to get you!!!

He's a creep.