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

Mop Tops in Action #39


The Mop Tops try their luck

4 comments :

Timmy said...

Did McCartney ever play Vegas? He & Celine could do a real blockbuster duo act! For a whole year! Sponsered by BP!

swac said...

There's always that mind-numbing Cirque de So-Lame Beatles show...

Trader said...

Speaking of so-lame shows, le Cirque doesn't have the monopoly over that. Does his French name bother you, swac?

;)

swac said...

I'm half French myself (well, half Quebecois) so I can't get too bent out of shape.

I recommend Patton Oswalt's routine about Cirque de Soleil...