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

When Legends Gather #525


Andy Warhol and Lana Turner

8 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

He looks like he's absolutely delighted; she looks like Michael Redgrave in Dead of Night. Come to think of it, he looks a little bit like the ventriloquist's dummy.

Maureen said...

Too funny, is he wearing a silver backpack?

Fred said...

It looks like they go to the same guy for color.

swac said...

Hmmm...even Lana Turner's smile is something we can't see.

Peter Nellhaus said...

You know you're in trouble when Andy looks healthier than you.

Timmy said...

Which one's who?

Tom Sutpen said...

All Lana can think is . . . from Johnny Stompanato to this??

Lex10 said...

The Hairtofore unmentionable