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

Broadcasters #62

Rodney Bingenheimer


Timmy said...

Must see: The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip" Rodney didn't have a very good speaking voice. Yet, he managed to get a gig on KROQ/AM&FM, in 1976, hosting a radio show, with many interviews & is still on to this day! He's a very cordial, delightful fellow, Iv'e dined with him a few times. He has done great promotional work for hundreds of artists, simlp because of his passion for Poplular Music.

swac said...

The fifth Monkee!

Few people have rock and roll in their soul the way Rodney does.