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 #601


Phil Ochs campaigns

6 comments :

Javier said...

Is that McCarthy the McCarthy I think he is?

TheWurx said...

I doubt it, since you seem to think it's the McCarthy that Phil Ochs wouldn't be caught dead supporting.

It's Eugene McCarthy, who ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1968 on an anti-Vietnam War platform.

TheWurx said...

I doubt it, since you seem surprised to see Phil Ochs singing on his behalf.

It's Eugene McCarthy, who ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1968 on an anti-Vietnam War platform.

Brent McKee said...

It is if you're thinking Eugene.

Tom Sutpen said...

Even if Ochs would have been inclined to campaign for Joe McCarthy, he'd been dead for over a decade by the time this image was taken.

Javier said...

Everything fits now. Thanks.