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 Heretofore Unmentioned #117


Emilio Fernandez

4 comments :

Jim Eikner said...

Emilio was convinced to pose nude by his wife Dolores del Rio to serve as as the model for the Oscar statuette in 1928...

peterrocker said...

Jim, she wasn't his wife. She was married to the guy who designed the Oscar & as she was a friend of Emilio, she persuaded him to be the model for it.
Pete

Thomas said...

Man, does he look like some recent photos of Bob Dylan, or what?

MadHatter said...

MAPACHE!