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

Adventures in the Vast Wasteland #3

Today's Adventure: Vin Scully does his level best hosting It Takes Two on NBC, 1969, while a leggy lady sits behind him.


Robert Fiore said...

Also number one in the series Guys Who Were Only Good at One Thing.

dola said...

You mean singularly brilliant.

Tommy O'C said...

And how did you pass your audition, young lady?

swac said...

"We talked Hollywood, and baseball in the car/The voice of Vin Scully would travel really far..."
~Steve Poltz, "A Brief History of My Life"