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

Great Madmen of the 20th Century #37


Dwight Frye

5 comments :

Fred said...

Happy Halloween, Fritz!

Christopher said...

not when I can get nice FAT Spidahs!

Daniel said...

Dwight Frye is a real person? The band Alice Cooper had a great song in the early 70's called Ballad of Dwight Frye" interesting

swac said...

I think Alice Cooper left off the "e" in Frye in their song, but he was definitely the inspiration. You must have seen his Renfield in the Lugosi Dracula, not to mention his appearance in Frankenstein.

Frank Coleman said...

Classic shot!