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

L is for Lange #7


Toward Los Angeles, California (1937)

6 comments :

Ron Scheer said...

OF MICE AND MEN

Christopher said...

George and Lenny

Vanwall said...

Might be, they on their way to the Clutter place.

Trader said...

Great picture.

Frank Coleman said...

This was used as the sleeve for the 45 of "Burned" by Electrafixion (Ian McCulloch & Will Sergeant's blazing comeback prior to reforming the Bunnymen).

swac said...

As a longtime fan of Echo & Co., I should probably try and find that single.