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

They Were Collaborators #552


Richard and Karen Carpenter

5 comments :

Vanwall said...

A seminal musician dominated by a useless POS.

Rhys said...

Homegirl could wail on those drums too. Superstar!

WZJN said...

Wow - dig those shades!

Lex10 said...

My Mother used to say, "If you made him wear his hair like that he'd throw a fit!"

rick gleitsmann said...

So totally awful that it's great.