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

Jesters of the Republic #42

Judy Canova


Christopher said...

Joan of Ozark!...heres someone you don't see much of anymore..and whatever happened to her daughter,Diana,who was on SOAP?

marietta said...

Also,zur nachtwanderung kann ich leider meine kochapfelgrünen pumps nicht anziehen.später beim tanztee im "deutschen haus"ist es egal.nach dem dritten glas waldmeisterbowle ist hans-joachim sowieso meinem gesamtzauber erlegen.eine frau ist das schmuckstück des mannes, wie man hier mal wieder sehr anschaulich sehen kann.

Howard of Hollywood said...

I didn't like Judy Canova much when I was growing up but my wife from Central America thought she was great. There's a tradition in Central America and Mexico of funny ladies playing country folk who always seem to put one over on the city slickers. Canova's daughter Diana was a doll.

Some Other Guy said...

I just saw her for the first time in Artists and Models on TCM last week. She was much more enjoyable than Martha Raye in mocha face.

normadesmond said...

watch her here...quite good.