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

In the Studio #33


Glenn Campbell

9 comments :

Tommy O'C said...

"Hi, I'm Gle-enn Campbell!" The Wrecking Crew days.

Robert Fiore said...

Hell, if he never left the studio he'd be in the Cool Hall of Fame.

swac said...

"Guess I'm Dumb? Whut kinda crap song is that?"

estiv said...

He looks young enough that this is likely from his years as an LA session musician. There's a pic of him sitting in the back of a limo with the Beach Boys, wearing his band "uniform" (striped shirt, white pants). He played bass on tour with them in the wake of Brian Wilson's first breakdown.

MichaelRyerson said...

Gee, he looks so young and innocent, full of youthful expectation, this must be from before he met Tanya. Little did he know.

Peter Nellhaus said...

Tequila!

Fred said...

The fifth Beach Boy himself! Or is that Bruce Johnston?

Frank Black said...

That's Al Jardine - or David Marks.

marietta said...

es wäre schoen,wenn er bei den Beach Boys geblieben waere.