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

Orpheus in Action #12


Orpheus chases a tire

8 comments :

Fred said...

Positively 4th Street

Christopher said...

whats bob dylan up to?

nestmeister said...

Like a rollin' white-wall

Christopher said...

I see a Phone Booth

swac said...

I think that tire was from a Buick 6.

Timmy said...

Lemme see, Perry Como says: "Find A Wheel..." Yeah, someday, I'll find one, but, 'til then...

michaelE said...

Nobody did Bob Dylan better than Robert Allen Zimmerman, in my opinion.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

“Now I come in on a ferris wheel & boys I sure was slick.”

Christopher said:
what’s bob dylan up to?

He’s still on the never-ending tour & just finished a very well reviewed 3-day stand at the great Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, which, since I was in town then, I had hopes of seeing, but no, dammit.

And his new Christmas CD is a hoot. You have to be a Dylan nut with a Dylan sense of humor to enjoy, as his voice is absolutely ravaged, but if you are a serious fan, by all means get this thing. He opens with “Here Comes Santa Clause” for godsakes: what’s not to like? If you buy the deluxe version like I did, you also get cool Dylan Xmas cards. All (OK, any) profits go to charity.