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 #39

Giuliano Gemma


H. P. L. said...

Always a great guy.
I recently saw again, after more than 15 years, the Sergio Leone spoof "The white, the black and the yellow", with Eli Wallach and Tomas Milian... Giuliano plays a character named "The Swiss" so he wears a red Tee with an enormous chromed cross hanging from the neck... As a kid I never got to think it was meant to symbolize the Swiss flag... ah ah ah...

Christopher said...

but whenever Ringo laughed Ringo fired.."..a most welcome sight! :o)