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

Tricky: Scenes from a Life #77


Tricky listens as Dwight D. Eisenhower tells a story about Milton Berle (1952)

6 comments :

Andy Jukes said...

Heh, Milton Berle…

MichaelRyerson said...

It must have been about uncle Milty as a boy.

pinstripebindi said...

Milton Berle jokes never get old.

Tom Sutpen said...

I know I've used that at least once before in an entry, but jokes about Milton Berle and his rumored, uhhh, euphemism are a solid staple of underground American culture . . . and what kind of blogger, I ask you, would I be were I to turn my back on tradition so blindly?

allyson said...

LOLOL... I have heard several times about how well endowed Milton Berle was,so the pic absolutely cracked me up, well the caption under it was the clincher,and considering who is in the picture.

Ann oDyne said...

" ...if you erase about this much of the tape ..."