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

The Art of Adolescence #10

11 comments :

Tempest said...

Maybe so.
But...
"We've got to have some music on the New Frontier"

Trader said...

Some Daves won't evolve that far!!! :)

D Cairns said...

Yes, he'll be tinkering with girls all day long.

Christopher said...

oh I dunno..they're all about the same...

capewood said...

Good for Dave!

Timmy said...

And not long after that he'll find radio much more human than women...

Christopher said...

better keep alot of replacement Bulbs on hand Dave!
tinker tinker tinker

Testify said...

This reminds me of a story about,I think, Pete Wylie who was discovered in flagrante with a young lady, he had her Bra over his ears and was twisting her nipples shouting "Come in, Tokyo!"

Influential scouse band Big In Japan were named in honour of this event.

So I heard, once, I think...

swac said...

Further evidence to support the supposition of the caption.

Tommy O'C said...

Yes, Dave will be replacing one set of knobs with another.

rookgaroo said...

Dave is scrounging up spare parts to build a girl of his own.