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

The Fair: Peace Through Understanding #1


Unisphere (1964)

5 comments :

Peteski said...

TS,

its flipped!

Fred said...

I'm still flipped that my parents took my brother to the Worlds Fair, but thought I was too young at 2 months old to go. Well, at least I can still see the Unisphere and the rest of the abandoned ruin that remains of the '64 Fair when I drive by on the Grand Central Parkway.

Lex10 said...

Seen a guy fly a jet pack in front of it......

swac said...

Somewhere I've got a great photo of the B52s posing in front of this...TMBG too.

westlake16 said...

I remember this fair so well I met so many wonderful people from the country of Indonesia at the time of this Fair because the people that worked at the fair lived in the same housing development that I lived with my parents. A friendship that I had established encouraged me to visit Indonesia to reconnect with this friend forty four years after I had met him and the trip was a trip of a lifetime for me.