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

Broadcasters #71

Alan Burke



Man,... When I was kid during the mid to late sixties i loved this guy's show! My grandmother watched him, along with Joe Pine & Davis Susskind! Better than just about anything like it on now.


Correction, That's "David" Susskind, & a capitol "I" for myself.

Tony said...

Where's his cigar?

I sweat watching him getting all smart-alecky with that stogie on what, channel 5? WNEW? When I was a kid was inspiring, even though I hardly ever agreed with him.

Neo-cons were clever back then.