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

Men of the West #33


Randolph Scott

12 comments :

Vanwall said...

An accountant's life.

politispittas said...

A great great blog indeed! Bravo!! :-)

ps: "pittas" is my last name
"politis" means Citizen.

So i am Citizen Pittas as he was Citizen Kane

Cheers.

R.H. said...

Have a look at his joint, all antiques and collectables, swirly decorations....

Hey, that was no cowpuncher!

swac said...

And I thought he was so rugged!

A Human On Earth said...

It has long been speculated that Randy was randy for Cary- Cary Grant that is.

They did live together for years.

Kreisler said...

That old canard? Nothing in it

Peter L. Winkler said...

"Are you frighened?"

"Yeah!

R.H. said...

My rough old father-in-law was a big Randolph fan in his youth.
When he heard the rumours he didn't speak for three days.

swac said...

I just finished watching Ride Lonesome from that new Boetticher DVD set...next stop, Commanche Station. The films are similar thematically (there's a theory that Ride Lonesome and Commanche Station were filmed in tandem since they use the same locations), but still wonderful for all the little differences in casting, location, and those wonderful bits of Burt Kennedy dialogue.

Tommy O'C said...

That was no cowpuncher, indeed. He could have given Liberace decorating dos-and-don'ts.

Funny how some rumors just never go away no matter how hard people refuse to believe them.

R.H. said...

It shows he was one hell of an actor, better than thought.

harkin said...

Did great in investments in 30s and 40s and was very wealthy. Also sat a horse about as well as anyone.