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 Heretofore Unmentioned #78

George Joseph Kresge, Jr. (aka The Amazing Kreskin)


Mark said...

He was on the local morning TV show in Toronto a few weeks ago and was wonderfully entertaining. Among other things he told a story about watching an Orson Welles magic bit bomb on the Tonight Show, which apparently led to Carson forbidding Welles to do magic on subsequent visits.

Fred said...

I'm wondering if he predicted that you would post him as the Heretofore Unmentioned #78?

Brent McKee said...

Mostly harmless.