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

Soul Stirrers #22


The Staple Singers

3 comments :

justjack said...

Jeez, look at that man representin. I'd say he could go in The Cool Hall Of Fame, too. Seriously, he's badass, righteous, and cool all at the same time.

If you disrespect everybody that you run into, honey why in the world anybody's s'posed to respect you?

Ian said...

They were even cooler when they backed THE BAND singing The Weight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trhrN39li1M

The Dude Abides

Musab said...

Amen to that Ian !