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

Artists in Action #585

Sabu gets his driver's license, and an official congratulations.


Mrrspidey said...

Sabu was just about to experience what life is like in Arizona -- and that driver's license ain't gonna help --

normadesmond said...

i've never seen a camel with a clutch.

TIM said...

Almost 20 years old by the time he became a citizen of the U.S. in 1944, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and earned WWII distinction in combat missions (Distinguished Service Cross, Air Medal, among others) as a tail gunner. By the time Sabu returned to Universal and filming, the charm of his youth had worn off and the boyish stereotype impossible to escape.

Tempest said...

The guy on the right was B-24 tailgunner in the South Pacific in WWII.

Timmy said...

Officer, you better accept this bribe, or I'll let you meet my tiger.

Christopher said...

alright Hadji..wheres the fire!?"
pretty cool picture actually..pretty slick..the chicks really dug Sabu..