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

Seminal Image #1001

Bring Your Smile Along
(Blake Edwards; 1955)


Rocio said...

have you ever read the short story "The Pursuer" by Julio Cortazar? it's based on the last days of Charlie Parker in Paris. I dont know if you're familiar with the writer, but he was in love with jazz, Parker and just the magic of every day life. I really recommend his work, and specially that short story.

Andy 7 said...

Have you posted any cool pictures of Sterling Hayden lately? I saw him in "The Come On" at The Egyptian last night, reminiscent of "The Grifters". Anne Baxter played the Annette Bening role to perfection.