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 #5


John eats an apple

7 comments :

H. P. L. said...

I have a feeling this is going to become my favourite series...

Gerard Saylor said...

Mop Tops #1 ended up as a Lennon discussion. I was just reading through those posts and wonder what the knowledgeable Beatle fans here think of the recent Lennon biography by Philip Norman.

H. P. L. said...

Me, I stopped with Revolution in the Head. That's the definitive Beatles book for me. Never needed anything more.

swac said...

And Apple Records was born. That way, they could get a bigger bite.

Mike S. said...

Apple Scruffy.

Is that the back of George's head, I wonder? Harmonies were often his department, maybe a few "oos" into the shared microphone.

Tommy O'C said...

Never needed anything more.That's what you think.

Tommy O'C said...

P.S. Does John's facial expression suggest he's taken all the crap he's gonna take?

And this is a great series. Kudos.