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 Collaborators #618


The Coasters

7 comments :

mister muleboy said...

gotta love the Soap Bars on that git-fiddle!

justjack said...

Great sense of humor in their music, at the same time that they had real bite. Their version of "Youngblood" swings harder, at a slower pace, than any other rekkid I know.

Timmy said...

They've obviously been "shoppin' for clothes".

Testify said...

Arguably Lieber and Stollers' finest mouth piece.

Jiggy said...

He wears a red bandana, plays a cool piana', in the honky tonk, down in Mexico!

Christopher said...

..the other night we painted posteeers andlistenedto records by the Coasteeeers.a wawawawa..

Peter Yezukevich said...

"...and then??...and then?!?"