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

Artists in Action #500


David Bowie reads in public

9 comments :

Tommy O'C said...

An article about Life on Mars, no doubt.

Christopher said...

.."They seek him here,they seek him there..
In regent street and leicester square.."

Kreisler said...

No - he's just finished a languorous, fin-de-siecle type tour of the Wallace Collection in Manchester Sq.

Richard Gibson said...

Kreisler - very good!

I walked right through here just last week. Lovely spot and the cafe in the Wallace Collection is fantastic!

Timmy said...

A positively intense looking Mr. Davey Jones foraging through the help wanted section of the daily peridical...

Tommy O'C said...

"Awright, let's see, now...dishwasher?...me fingers prune too easy...dockworker?...I cover the bloody waterfront as it is...fish 'n' chips counter clark?...I'd get fat...lorry driver?...cahn't bloody drive...messenger? pull the other one, it's got bells on it...Hallo! wuht's this--rock star?...wait a minute...rock 'n' roll...yeah, that's a pretty thing. I'll ring me mum and tell 'er everything's hunky dory!"

swac said...

He was walking, down the high street, when he heard footsteps behind him...

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

This is one of my favorite Bowie pictures. He makes my knees go weak. So swoon worthy!

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

David Bowie is so hot... in a reptilian kind of way... but still hot!