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 #568

The Firehouse 5, Plus Two


swac said...

...which inspired the bank robbing gang The Light Finger 5 Minus 2 on Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Mark said...

They don't look very animated in this picture.

Chris said...

I used to have a couple of 45s by them that
I played a lot and loved as a kid..

any of y'all got music links handy??

swac said...

I think I saw some footage of the F5M2 over at Cartoon Brew, if you want to do a search over there.

Here, I'll save you the trouble. Enjoy!

swac said...

Oops, meant the F5P2. Gotta work on my maths.