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

Mop Tops in Action #4


The Mop Tops look up

10 comments :

Christopher said...

(a voice from on high echos)"You're more famous than WHO??"

Trader said...

Their hairstyle was an idea from Stuart Sutcliff's girl friend (a German painer) as it is mentionned in Backbeat (Iain Softley).

I heard some people say that was because of their long ears. They were just jealous... ;)

swac said...

That girlfriend would be photographer (although she did study painting in art school) Astrid Kirchherr, and she later claimed that lots of artsy German boys had that style before the Beatles took the Brylcreem out of their hair.

They probably modeled it on Cesare in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari...

Trader said...

True, I was mistaken with Sutcliff's work of art...

What a beauty his girlfriend was, isn't? I did post some of her pictures in my former blog... Gorgeous.

Trader said...

forgot to leave the link:

http://notessaisiesaufildutemps.hautetfort.com/archive/2008/07/20/backbeat.html

Tommy O'C said...

Frankly, I don't see what any of this has to do with Revolution 9.

swac said...

Hmm...they are standing still.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

And as time went by i think they actually did get a little bit older and a little bit slower.

Tommy O'C said...

And John (and Yoko) did become naked...

Tom Sutpen said...

And generations thereafter dearly wish they hadn't.