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

Roland S. Howard, dead at 50

Roland S. Howard
Sadly looks he like passed away late last year. Obituary from the Melbourne Herald Sun here.

5 comments :

nursemyra said...

Very sad. Shivers is one of my favourite songs

bunny said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA04sShS71E&feature=player_embedded
Interview and performance from 1999.
"Rock Music is adolescent, but so what??"

Gerard Saylor said...

Shivers on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toFF3OvBR94

captain kangaroos dancing bear said...

Obituary from the big paper.

bunny said...

Some people like him even better than Nick Cave!!!
RIP Roland..