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

Before and After #240: Harry Cohn

Before


After

6 comments :

ricardos said...

What's the time difference in the pictures? A couple of days?

marietta said...

That foto before ,looks older then the picture after.

MichaelRyerson said...

Well, Harry apparently aged rather well although he was no great shakes as a young man.

Timmy said...

This was the resultant outcome of Mr. Cohn's realization that his parents were, well, to put it bluntly, actually Coneheads, & changed thier names in abject fear of the anti-alien atmosphere prevelent in post war Amerika...

Fred said...

Harry Cohn shows the benefits of being bald. My Dad always said that people who hadn't seen him for years would comment that he hadn't aged a day. This was mostly because of his baldness. I guess I have him to thank for this, or maybe I'm just kidding myself, since I'm balder than Harry or my dear old Dad.

JonCow said...

Before and After the Bow-tie Fad of March 1951?