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

In the Studio #22


Carol Kaye

8 comments :

Daniel Poeira said...

All I can think of is love.

Timmy said...

Plays better than Peter Tork, plus she has better legs!

Rhys said...

Shown wrecking shit.

Chris said...

one of the greatest (and most-recorded) bassists EVER!!

how about a shot of the late, great Tommy Tedesco??

Tom Sutpen said...

It shall be done!

estiv said...

Love the go-go boots! But also note that look on her face--this is somebody hard at work, not fooling around the tiniest bit.

Fred said...

Thanks for the shot of Kaye playing the "Fender bass" (back in the days when it was billed as such). I read a great interview about 10 years ago in Vintage Guitar magazine. A real talent whom most of us have heard without knowing. She helped make Pet Sounds one of my favorite albums of all time.

John said...

great picture of one of my favorite bass players!!, i haven't seen much pictures of her, i wonder what was she recording here