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 #88


Jackie DeShannon

5 comments :

Marshall-Stacks said...

... and Beatle George Harrison thought she was pretty good too.

Fernando said...

Not at ALL how I would have imagined she looked.

esceezeroten said...

She and Jimmy Page were also an item in the early 60's. Don't miss their collaboration on her smokin' song "Dream Boy"!

STARTOONZ said...

Very Talented Woman/Artist.

VP81955 said...

Dig her wonderfully sexy version of a song she wrote, "When You Walk In The Room"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JRv6iCCYQo