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

The Golden Age of Prurience #55


Television Tramp
(by Evans McKnight)
(Fiesta Novels; 1952)

5 comments :

Maureen said...

Mad Men!

swac said...

I can't wait for the film!

Christopher said...

ha ha...Television is it now!..this is a first I think..
Donna Reed!..Loretta Young..Harriet Nelson!..all TRAMPS! =:oO NO!

Tommy O'C said...

Mad Men!Yes! That could be John Slattery's father in 1952, while Doug Whitman was switching identities with Don Draper in Korea.

Like father, like son.

Ann oDyne said...

well Christopher, Dinah Shore and Burt, Harriet was the singer in a big-band, and Loretta did date Gable ...