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 #89


Tricky pretends not to notice the cold stare of evil clowns (1968)

15 comments :

thingy said...

Those are his peeps.
He just told Pat, he's gotta work late.
Gotta juggle some things around.

James Walsh said...

That looks like Johnny Weismuller sitting behind Nixon.

ripley said...

Quietly the best of a great series. (New shoes, too, and Pat zonked)

Tom Sutpen said...

James:

I believe that is Jungle Jim himself.

ripley:

I agree!

Christopher said...

It is Tarzan behind Nixon!..lol..Funny picture..That clown would make me nervous..

Kenmeer livermaile said...

Dude far left and dude between Dick and Pat both look like what's his name from West Wing who ran for prez last year.

Maureen said...

Every time I see a picture of them together, I can't help but feel sorry for poor old Pat.

Greg said...

The caption doesn't mention Weismuller but this was in Florida in 1968 and Johnny did live there at the time.

theflashdance said...

this gives me great happiness.

Brooks said...

If the clowns attack, while Nixon and the Secret Service battle them, Jungle Jim will make good his escape.

Vanwall said...

The clowns ARE the Secret Service.

mister muleboy said...

Wow.

All I can say is "wow" . . . .

Pat Mc Elroy said...

Dude, is that Johnny Wesimuller in the white turtleneck behind the dickster?

Brooks said...

And that's the gunman right there behind Wesimuller.

Ryan Kelly said...

Can't sleep... clown will eat me... can't sleep... clown will eat me...