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 Golden Age of Publicity #30


Original Caption:

"Penny Ward of Pasadena, checks over golfing gear with "Gilligan's Island" television co-stars Alan Hale Jr., center, and Bob Denver in preparation for the celebrity golf tournament Saturday April 3 between the Hollywood Hackers and Southern California Sportscasters at Los Verdes Country Club in Palos Verdes".

4 comments :

racerx said...

Bob looks stoned.

Greg said...

And Alan looks like Miss Redondo Beach is giving his ass a big squeeze with her left hand.

Christopher said...

even here..it dosen't look as if they're off the island

Robert Fiore said...

I think it's funny they wear their costumes wherever they go.