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 #36

Elvis Presley


Robert Fiore said...

Then he started wearing his guitar the other way around. This, for Elvis Aron Presley, was the turning point.

Fernando said...

I thought that was a cello at first. That is one big guitar.

Trader said...

In B&W the effect is always astounding!

Like it pretty much.

Michael said...

"Hold it, hold it fellas. That don't move me. Let's get real, real gone for a change."

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

And Webb Wilder says if you don’t think Elvis is No.1, you’re full of No. 2. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.