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

Artists in Action #523


Gershon Kingsley (seated in front, shorts, white tee-shirt, legs crossed) takes notes at a music lecture.

4 comments :

Sock MonKey 1 said...

You can hear 79 versions of "Popcorn" here:
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/03/79_versions_of_.html

Fred said...

His outfit is only slightly less annoying than that song.

de Selby said...

They said this class was full of hotties.

Mmeh.

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

Woah! Short shorts!