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

White as U Wanna Be #4


Liberace

7 comments :

swac said...

He kinda looks like Richard Dawson here...too bad he never did Match Game.

R.H. said...

I thought it was his mother.

Fred said...

I thought it was his brother George.

harkin said...

His casket salesman in The Loved One was great.

Timmy said...

Liberace was one exceptional pianist. It's hard to believe anyone could play with his ease & percision. A bold entertainer. Visit his museum in vegas.

R.H. said...

Seeing his museum would be marvellous, enormous delight.

Tommy O'C said...

That could be a new series - Adventures in Liberace's Museum.