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

Mop Tops in Action #18


The Mop Tops listen as Ed Sullivan warns them about Walter Winchell

5 comments :

Nickname unavailable said...

Judging from Mr Sullivan's jacket breast pocket, I'd say your image is flipped left-for-right.

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, I ain't the one what flipped it . . . if it is, that is.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

"I don't like your looks, Ringman."

Gerard Saylor said...

I thought that was Nixon.

Christopher said...

(heavy sigh)I'm sorry boys..thats just the way it is,you'll have to wear the bullet proof vests,Walter Winchell and the Untouchables are in the house tonight ..and they like to play dirty...