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

Jesters of the Republic #27

Sandra Bernhard


Marshall P. Smith said...

What a waste of fruit.

Tommy O'C said...

What a waste of fruit.


This would be from the Sopranos' episode, "D-Girl," yes?

Tom Sutpen said...

That's where it's from!

Thanks, Tommy-O. When I found this image I knew I'd seen it before, but since I was trying to think of a film it might have been from, I kept drawing blank after blank.

You is, like the poet said, da man.

Tommy O'C said...

You are a scholar and a gentleman, sir!

Flynn D said...
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Chris said...

she was awesome in "The King of Comedy"
although otherwise I'm not a huge fan..

Gerard Saylor said...

I recognized this right off. One of the very few Sopranos episodes I have seen.