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 #630


The Flying Burrito Brothers

8 comments :

DickGreenleaf said...

Ah, Gram Parsons. The strangest after death story in Rock.
http://ebni.com/byrds/memgrp6.html

Fernando said...

Yes! The best band name and the best music.

Max Watman said...

You get stoned just looking at the picture.

Professor Batty said...

I saw them open for Frank Zappa in Minneapolis in 1971. A real American tragedy that they didn't continue.

Vanwall said...

Awesome gang!

Tommy O'C said...

I'll take an order of refried beans with that burrito, please.

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

I want a girl version of Gram's Nudie Suit!

Tulletilsynet said...

Sneaky Pete ... scroll to the bottom of his Wikipedia article. Damn.