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

Seminal Image #948


Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
(Freddie Francis; 1968)

4 comments :

blankemon said...

Was this your Allen Klein tribute?

Christopher said...

RATED G.....One of my faves ..love the way everyone ssems to travel by rooftop and enter thru windows in this

Fred said...

I saw this at a kiddie matinee. We took my whole 3rd grade class to celebrate my birthday. It freaked some of the kids out and some of their moms never spoke to my folks ever again. If only we'd known it could be so easy...

Andrew Littlefield said...

Arise Sir Christopher!