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

Mop Tops in Action #24


The Mop Tops see a Shrink

8 comments :

H. P. L. said...

Of course John had to take the most strategical position. Forgive my ignorance, who is she?

Flickhead said...

Joyce Brothers, no?

MichaelRyerson said...

Well, Dr. Joyce Brothers is looking quite comely here and well turned out. She had become something of a media darling and obvisouly understood the importance of heels and skirts. The 'boys' are, of course, riding high right about now and probably more than one of them whispered sweet nothings in her ear. I wonder if she weakened, even for a moment. John appears to be gauging her feminine resistence, although one mustn't dismiss George's leer, sometimes the quiet ones can surprise.

swac said...

"Take this, Brothers, may it serve you well."

Timmy said...

"Yea, I bben 'avin' these dreams, see. "bout a bird called Yuko, 'er Oh-No, somethin' like that. What do you make o' that, then, Doc?"

Vanwall said...

She worked the Freud outta them, no doubt.

Christopher said...

before Metalica..The Beatles!

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

"Take this, Brothers, may it serve you well."

Ringo, well aware that as time went by they'd get a little bit older and a little bit slower.