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

They Were Collaborators #666

Charles Parker, Peggy Seeger, Dean Glitter and Ewan MacColl in the late 1950's If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger
Charles Parker, Peggy Seeger, Dean Glitter and Ewan McColl.

2 comments :

Mark Connolly said...

Shouldn't this entry in the series have featured something more satanic? One of the pictures from here would have been appropriate.

Jckinnick said...

Whos Dean Glitter and how do you know that's him?