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

The Heretofore Unmentioned #106

Elmer Rice


Mrrspidey said...

Isn't that Ringo Starr's grandad?

estiv said...

When someone could be considered a radical while looking like that, you know it was a different world.

pal shazar said...

i love his plays! thanks.

JonCow said...

There were so many "radicals" in 30s films that had the same look. (Most, it seemed, played by Elisha Cook, Jr) a stereotype that continued up to young James Woods as the earnest young radical in "The Way We Were.'

John Lennon even adopted the look.

marietta said...

My very god friend tommy say to me
that i have a wonderful face to make a job by hutmodeling.