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

Viceroys, Prophets and Hillbilly Cats #5


Gene Vincent

7 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

The devil drives 'til the hearse arrives . . .

Michael said...

Shall I mourn your decline with some Thunderbird wine and a black handkerchief?

Jim said...

I demand more Viceroys in this series!

philo said...

"Well, goin' pretty fast, looked behind
A-hear come the the devil doin' ninety-nine"....

Testify said...

Great pic, look at Wee Willie Williams bangin' away at that Git Box there!!

Tommy O'C said...

Let's hose him down and get on with the show.

swac said...

You can never trust those crazy legs.