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 the Gig #22

17 comments :

Vanwall said...

Holy Crap! The hair, the hair!

David said...

two of them look more like brothers.

vibrocount said...

The South Shore Room didn't open until 1959. Babette DeCastro retired in 1958, and was replaced by their cousin Olgita DeCastro Marino (the youngest of the four). Babette and her sisters Peggy and Cherie were the voices of many of the birds and animals in Disney's "Song of the South."

Vanwall said...

They were actually pretty good, and looked much better with short hair - one of the best nightclub acts, I've heard, to say nothing of Zip A Dee Doo Dah.

Guillaume Lanfray said...

They look eerily similar to the Martian Girl (Lisa Marie) in "Mars Attacks!"

sunvana said...

Sinatra at the Sands said I think they're FBI guys I'm gonna date them and find out

tristan said...

ouch !

you should be horsewhipped

Brent McKee said...

Should I be worried about an attack from Mars?

Brent McKee said...

I googled some images of them and they weren't bad looking ladies when they had normal hair. No woman is well served by a B-52.

Mac said...

An "Aristocrats"-type act, perhaps?

capewood said...

Ya gotta love the hair!

Timmy said...

What are the little things hanging from their hair on their foreheads? Hu?

Christopher said...

thats taking those hair dos one strp further,I think..
LOL...the Mars Attacks crack...

Lex10 said...

Woof! Trannies!

kawentzmann said...

The make-up looks pretty natural. From the moon.

swac said...

Further inspiration for Miss Yvonne...

marietta said...

diese wie aus Holz geswchnitzten"Frisuren",die man offenbar auf-u.absetzen kann,haben keinen Zugang zu den Frauengesichtern.Wer macht sich so haesslich.?