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

In the Studio #28


Harry Nilsson

6 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

Did he actually work in this outfit or is this just a publicity shot? I know the suit and tie was part of his image at one point.

Richard said...

Can't liiiiiive!

estiv said...

"I closed my eyes to hit the high note..."

Tommy O'C said...

Everybody's talkin' at me! Will all of you just shut up? I can't hear a word you're--wait a minute...

Timmy said...

Dig: http://fortheloveofharry.blogspot.com/
You won't be disapointed.

mernitman said...

"Which bar did I leave my brain in? Maybe John knows. If only I had something left to think with..."