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

Watts! #1

5 comments :

blankemon said...

Awww, man, I was hoping this was gonna be a series about Charlie.

Inukshuk said...

Believe it or not, but I have been there on a daylight. Every window had bars. Afterwards, I was told not to go there again...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/inukshuk5/2873232962/

Stephen Blackmoore said...

We had it in 65 and we had it in 92. Give it another 5 to 10 years and our racial pressure cooker will pop again.

Testify said...

"Our Glorious Reich"!!!
"Our Racial Pressure Cooker"

Hmm, Curious comments this post has produced.

Tommy O'C said...

"Our Glorious Reich"!!!
"Our Racial Pressure Cooker"

Excellent names for upcoming series.