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 #614


Ian Curtis contemplates taking a break.

4 comments :

ratigan said...

"I can now see everything falling to pieces before my eyes."

nestmeister said...

Ah, takes me back. My friend had a large poster of this picture on his bedroom wall in the late 1980s, where we would spend many hours practising our tortured artist (or 'Here are the young men with weight on their shoulders') look, in order to impress girls.

He looked up and smiled occasionally and got lucky. I took the tortured thing far too seriously for far too long and remained predictably unattached for what seemed like, ahem, 'Decades'.

marietta said...

About the love.it is long time ago on advent runner-up wenn a little boy is playing tenderly with his golden hamster,mama is in the kitchen for dinner."mama, wat is love,is this if you love anybody,or is it if anybody loved you."mama:" in ideal case they love each other similarly" the boy," i thing so it is very shit und crappy for them,who loves a little bit more"

marietta said...

This know also "Dr.Hook",with the song " A Little Bit More".at that time i leave my friend,und he call me by the phone and play this very sad song many weeks.