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

People Who Died #47


Guy Debord

3 comments :

Le Samouraï said...

amazing....you don't happen to have any more Situationist photos do you? I am a pretty big fan

- Mark Malazarte

Dario said...

Yeah, there should be a series just for Debord/Situationist pictures. I've never seen this one before.

Tom Sutpen said...

Mark and Dario (sounds a little like Zabriskie Point, doesn't it):

I'd be perfectly happy to build an entire series around the Situationist phenomenon . . . I just don't have enough material for one. For example, I just chanced upon this photo of Debord somewhere on the internet a day or two before it was posted. He would have been an earlier entry in this series, or another, but unfortunately everyone has been using the same 2-3 photos of the guy, and I try to avoid posting images of anyone that are a little too commonly used (which is not to say that I haven't done that over time; just that I like to avoid it if it's possible).