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

Mop Tops in Action #43

The Mop Tops act like fools in public


Peter Yezukevich said...

I'll skip the Silence of the Lambs reference and just ask What on Earth could the circumstances have possibly been here?

estiv said...

The Mop Tops act like fools in public.

Not for the first, or last, time.

Tommy O'C said...

Good reference, Peter. I was going to post "Was it the smog over L.A.?," then Googled this. One source says these masks were protection against fog in Manchester, 12/7/65. One fad that didn't catch on.

hopalong said...

Edit that one out, Capitol!