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

They Were an Item #97
They Were Collaborators # 616

Martina Topley-Bird and Tricky
Martina Topley-Bird and Adrian Thaws a.k.a. Tricky.


chainedandperfumed said...

Awesome. Tricky lost a lot when he quit his collaboration with Martina. It was all pretty much down hill after that Pre-Millenium Tension LP in my opinion.

It was good hearing her on the most recent Gorillaz LP and I think I read somewhere that she'll be on the forthcoming Massive Attack record.

Richard Gibson said...

Haven't really heard a lot since the first album came out. I've been listening to it again recently as I heard 'Black Steel' on the radio and was reminded how good it was.

I had no idea she was on the Gorillaz album, will have to try and check it out.

C. O'Toole said...

liked him in the fifth element