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 #632


The Waitresses

7 comments :

Bill said...

Xmas Wrapping, one of the best Christmas tunes of the modern age. Well, post 50's - 60's anyway.

goomba said...

She knows what boys like.

Gerard Saylor said...

Yeah, they like her.

MichaelRyerson said...

How do I know my order's going to be wrong?

Some Assembly Required said...

RIP, Patty...

Michael said...

Ohio has produced more than its fair share of interesting musicians and bands: these here Waitresses, Dean Martin, Pere Ubu, Chrissie Hynde, Doris Day, Tommy James, the O'Jays, the Ohio Players (from my birthplace of Dayton), Devo, Rachel Sweet, Tracy Chapman, Ruby & The Romantics, the Isley Brothers, Ben Orr, the mighty Raspberries, the James Gang, Maureen McGovern...

justjack said...

Detention? Detention for what?