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

Tricky: Scenes from a Life #95


Tricky holds a baby (1969)

6 comments :

Kreisler said...

This series is starting to have a strange effect - Nixon looks like a political Zelig in every photo. He slips in but he just shouldn't be there.

samuel said...

Hi,

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elvis-nixon.jpg
http://nixon.elvispresley.com.au/

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/elvis/elnix.html

a cottage industry

This was on:

he famous meeting will be the highlight of a special event at the National Archives on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Two eyewitnesses: Egil “Bud” Krogh, who was an Assistant to the Counsel to the President, and Jerry Schilling, a music industry professional and long-time friend of Presley will describe the encounter. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be moderated by Timothy Naftali, Director of the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California and introduced by David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States.

Maureen said...

Sorry, the dude still freaks me out.

MichaelRyerson said...

Congratulations on a hilarious juxtaposition with this shot of Nixon following on the heels of the Coasters just below. Five hipcats all thoroughly in-the-moment and Dick nearly an interloper at his own photo-op.

Brooks said...

NANCY GRACE BREAKING NEWS... Police release photo of baby napper caught abducting child while tot mom engages in romantic interlude!

Fred said...

This would be seriously topical if you could score a shot of Tricky with the former White House Press Officer who is now anchoring World News Tonight.