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

They Were Collaborators #566


George Tobias and Peter Lorre

10 comments :

Ann oDyne said...

waiting for Phillip Seymour Hoffman cast as Lorre in a bio-pic.

Ann oDyne said...

oops! got the voice but not the face, umm try Jeremy Pivens?

Christopher said...

Abner Kravitz and Peter Lorre caught out on the town!!..dosen't get much better than this!..I love it!

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

"Hiiiide me, Reeck, please! You've got to hiiiide me!"

Oh, Ugarte.

Fred said...

I love Lorre's expression, like he's a little miffed that his favorite dish isn't on the menu tonight.

swac said...

"M is for the menu things they gave me..."

Bwca Brownie said...

re George Tobias: imdb bio-
"He was a lifelong bachelor but for 40 years had an off-and-on relationship with actress Milicent Patrick until his death in 1980.

The hearse containing his body was stolen on the way to the mortuary.
Involved in a fender bender, the vehicle was stolen by carjackers while information was being exchanged by the occupants of the vehicles. The car and the body were found shortly after."

Above they are eating fondue?
Is the sheet of paper causing the expression a writ?

swac said...

I'd just like to know what the heck George has around his neck.

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

swac, I pondered that too - it looked like the P.McCartney in a spacesuit photo elsewhere on this blog, but
the restaurant must have been cold?
Lorre's scarf is over the chairback behind him.
They are eating fondue - a winter dish.

Still laughing over
Inquiring Camera Girl said...
"Hiiiide me, Reeck, please! You've got to hiiiide me!"

swac said...

For dessert he had the rocky rococo ice cream.