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

When Legends Gather #612

Lorne Greene, Ed Wynn, Dan Blocker and Buster Keaton


Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Holy Moley! Was Keaton ever on Bonanza? That would be a treat! My favorite comedian and the ONLY western I ever thought worth a damn.


Tom Degan

justjack said...

This could be #1 in a new series, "Hats & The Heads That Wear Them".

Hoss's ten gallon always looked to me more like twenty.

Buster's porkpie is the mightiest porkpie of all time. Did I read somewhere that he made his own hats?

Christopher said... thats a better age difference between dad and sons..

Jonathan F. King said...

Who needs Photoshop? What a mix of faces....

estiv said...

My favorite photos on this blog are the ones for which it never would have occurred to me, in any way, shape, or form, that they might even possibly exist. Thanks very much.

Robert Fiore said...

That's how big Dan Blocker wss -- wore that hat for years and nobody had the nerve to tell him how dopey it looked.

theo said...

This is a photo that just makes me smile to see it.

thank you

swac said...

Buster's recipe for porkpie hats: