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

Broadcasters #75

John Zacherle


marietta said...

Er selbst sieht auch aus wie exhumiert.

Timmy said...

Beatle Bones & Smokin' Stones

Fred said...

I grew up listening to Zach on WPLJ, WNEW and the other NYC FM rock and roll stations. And then I got to meet him at Chiller Theatre a few times which was a blast. Thanks for including him on the blog Tom!

Christopher said...

oh yeah!..the original Mr. Saturday Night..

Operator_99 said...

A wonderful guy. Meet him several times over the years for both business and pleasure, always a blast.