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

Men of the West #38

Franco Nero


Fred said...

It's interesting that today, most folks think of Franco in the context of Spaghetti westerns (Django, Keoma). At the time of his greatest fame in the 60s, he was probably better known for his relationship with Vanessa Redgrave, his involvement in Leftist politics, and his international stardom in such films as The Bible, Camelot (where he met Vanessa Redgrave), A Quiet Place in the Country (also with Vanessa Redgrave) and Tristana.

Christopher said...

hell yeah!..DJANGO!

twister said...

He looks very much like Daniel Day Lewis, to me. Indeed, that's who I thought it was.

Kreisler said...

Very, very big in Jamaica. A true upsetter

erik hogstrom said...