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 Art of Pop #62

Warm and Wonderful
(The King Sisters)
(Capitol Records; 1959)


goomba said...

I coulda sworn he was licking her neck 'til I looked a little more closely.

Sorcerer said...

Hey! The pics in your blog are so nice!

estiv said...

The things you can find on the Web...Alvino Rey and Luise King were the grandparents of two members of the band Arcade Fire.

justjack said...

What a remarkably sexy picture! His hand pulling on her hair, her chin tipped vulnerably up to expose her neck....yowza!

Chris said...

My father was good friends with Marilyn King in the 70s. I always wondered what became of her.

estiv said...

Coincidentally, today would have been Alvino Rey's 99th birthday.