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

Tricky: Scenes from a Life #87


Tricky gets a vanity plate for his new ride.

9 comments :

Fred said...

As amusing as that picture is, Tricky was many things, but not a Dope.

Tom Sutpen said...

A thing of beauty. Well done, sir!

Vanwall said...

They threw him out of the Grumby car, he went too far.

Christopher said...

I might a rid in that one too at one time..

Greg said...

Fred, you're right of course but unfortunately there wasn't an eigth dwarf named "Shifty."

marietta said...

Es ist nicht Aufgabe der Kunst,auch nicht die der Filmkunst,stets nur das Heitere u.Froehliche zu zeigen.

pasadenaadjacent said...

My grandmother through a wealthy California chapter of the Women's Republican club, played a key role in getting Nixon funded in the early days of his political career. It's well documented.

Olive said...

Thanks a lot pasadenaadjacent.
Kiss her for us all, will ya?

Lil' Johnny said...

Photo taken at Bohmeian Grove.

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