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

Artists in Action #487


Original Caption:

New York -- Well, they say he's not the only male doing this sort of thing these days. Artist Salvador Dali has his hair coifed in the salon of Sebou in New York. The press and television were invited for the session. One newsman commented that Dali looked "pretty much the same going as he did arriving." (1972)

1 comment :

Rhys said...

You can't see it in the frame, but he's totally signing some blank pieces of lithography paper.