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

When Legends Gather #594

allan carr and joe namath
Producer Allan Carr and quarterback actor Joe Namath take one last look at the camera before calling it a day.

8 comments :

CH2P said...

tx for these interesting visuals!!

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Timmy said...

Feel free to check out Broadway Joe's blog...

Greg said...

"He's a hero,
He's a pro,
He's a Mister Something Else,
He's Broadway Joe!
He's a groovy
Super guy,
He can thread a football,
through a needle's eye."

If you've never actually heard the shrill girl chorus that sings the above lyrics, count yourself among the very lucky.

Robert Fiore said...

Allan Carr's decision to wear this get-up is a harbinger of the poor judgment that would lead to the Snow White at the Oscars debacle.

normadesmond said...

"in your dreams allan!"

mr.carr was secretly praying that joe would let him sit on his...ahem, bike.

Tommy O'C said...

Why these two did not become the Newman and Redford of the biker set is beyond me...

Christopher said...

hes no Ann Margrock

Tao1776 said...

Ahhhh Joe! We hardly knew ya!