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 Executive Class #3

Louis B. Mayer


Robert Fiore said...

Keeping in mind of course that to be of the executive class is not the same thing as being an executive with class.

Brent McKee said...

If you insisted on executives with class the movie industry would never have been started, and most of the TV business would collapse.

DickGreenleaf said...

Upon being told that Irving Thalberg had died, Louis B. Mayer was heard to say "Isn't God good to me". He had his wish, total control of MGM without Thalberg.

Christopher said...

(gasp)Louie B!..I need some drugs to get me thru this next picture!