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

The Art of the Girlie Mag #17

Bachelor (vol. 2, #4; June, 1961)


Glamour Daze said...

a glamor girls pajama party.! now that we have to see.
As ever Tom, this blog is my fave retro site.10 outa 10.
For some reason I'm thinking of Doris Day .hhmm

MichaelRyerson said...

The eye make-up! I.can't.look.away. (looks like she got good news or is getting good news)

MichaelRyerson said...

And one of the reasons hipsters are hip is they get to read this magazine to study their history!

Tommy O'C said...

Did she just get a facial or is she looking forward to one?