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 Heretofore Unmentioned #61


Kinky Friedman

3 comments :

swac said...

One of my favourite bars, Ginger's/The Granite Brewery shut down a couple of weeks ago, and one of its most distinctive features was a collection of Kinky Friedman election posters (many of 'em autographed).

Also, Austin City Limits recently put a Kinky show from the mid-'70s that had never been broadcast out on DVD. Well worth getting.

Timmy said...

They just don't make Jews like him no mo...

parallel-botany said...

I love Kinky! I'd really like to see that Austin City Limits broadcast.