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 #91


Ben Lee

4 comments :

James Walsh said...

What a great picture of Tony Hancock in the side bar. A tragic and very funny man. This must have been taken not long before his suicide.

Kevin J. Olson said...

Ah, Ben Lee. I need to dust off my old Something to Write Home About LP...it's been too long since I've listened to the man. I haven't listened to much of his new stuff, but this picture shows why his music is some of the best, most infectious pop music being made today. Nice pic.

Kevin J. Olson said...

Okay...it really has been a while...the LP is called Something to Remember Me By...I think that other title I mentioned is a Get Up Kids album. Woops...my sentiments are the same, though, hehe.

Rhys Ziemba said...

Hey Kevin, it is to your credit that you actually "dusted it off."