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

Annals of Crime #100


Original Caption:

Laredo -- Curtis Lee Jones, an Arkansas ex-convict wanted for murder, rape and that kidnapping of six persons, is flanked by the four officers who captured him. The arrest was made on the Callaghan ranch 20 miles north of here by Deputy Sheriffs, with the assistance of Patrolmen Joe Bateman and Henry Lide. (1960)

2 comments :

Christopher said...

if your middle name is Lee or Ray..You just might be a serial killer..

MadHatter said...

...Jamie Lee Curtis...Rickie Lee Jones...Tommy Lee Jones..Sugary Ray Robinson/Leonard...John Lee Hooker ;0)