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

Art of Pop #54

That Travelin' Two-Beat
(Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney)
(Capitol Records; 1965)


Peter L. Winkler said...

I think I have this lp.

Barney Hopkins said...

Huh. Why do you suppose they'd use a painting of Sean Connery and Candice Bergen for the cover?

Greg said...

I thought it was Christopher Lee the first time I saw it.

vibrocount said...

Sinatra (with a really bad haircut) and Ann-Margret... wow, that's poor characature(s)

swac said...

I love the album they did together for Mercury in the '50s, but I've never heard this one. Must try and track it down.

Christopher said...

Bob Eubanks and Natalie Wood in "The Newlywed Game"