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

The Art of Dissent #14

ja

8 comments :

Tempest said...

Free Julian.

Free Bradley

WENDY BANDURSKI-MILLER said...

Agrees with Tempest.....

FREE BRADLEY..... 23 hrs of solitary confinement for every 24 hours for SEVEN MONTHS.......

it is an abhorrent situation.

Tommy O'C said...

Sometime next year, he's going after the big banks. That's good. He's also going after the Russian Government. Can you say "death wish" in Russian?

Fred said...

"Dead Man Walking" would be a great title for his biography, but it's already taken. He's pissed off some mighty powerful people, and he may pay the ultimate price.

archer said...

as with che, we have another lionized wretch.
good riddance to bad rubbish.

manning should get life.
pathetic puke.

misanthropicjoy said...

Work for BOA, Archer?

harkin said...

Wouldnt compare him to the thug Che except in misplaced adoration. Maybe it will take Assange to show how badly the dems and unions are screwing the country though....here's to non-selective leaking.

pablito said...

I have a poster from CA prop 187 that might fit your collection. It's at http://www.bitherd.com/images/prop187-web.jpg and background on the proposition is at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_187_(1994).
No need to post comment. Just swipe the poster if you want it. I did not make it. I took it from my building in SFO at the time.