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

Artists in Action #611

sinatrahotdog
Frank Sinatra eats a hot dog

7 comments :

James P. Walsh said...

This was taken on a night out with Tony Bennet and he appears in the other pictures of this evening. Who would have thought that there would be such and elegant way to eat a hot dog as Frank Sinatra demonstrates here.

Christopher said...

...he can eat..but can he sing?

Trader said...

I am stil trying to figure out in what department Sinatra could be a good example... :(

estiv said...

I think the man is, when at his best, an astonishing singer. But truthfully the thing that leaps out here is his comb-over.

Tommy O'C said...

You can take the boy out of Hoboken but you can't take Hoboken out of the boy.

Tommy O'C said...

Hey, Frank eats a frank. Sorry. Couldn't resist.

swac said...

"Mmmm....tastes like Hoffa..."