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 #618

Dennis Wilson flips Mike Love the bird while brother Carl looks on in astonishment.


estiv said...

Ah, familial love. If I spent an endless amount of time working with them, I'd probably feel the same way about my cousins.

Timmy said...

That's the way things were in their town, for about as long as anyone cared to remember... By the way, how are things in YOUR town?

Catharine said...

Ultimately, Dennis had what might have been the last laugh, when he took Mike's illegitimate daughter, Shawn, to be his wife. Suffice it to say that Mike, uh, never accepted the marriage.

SurferGirl4487 said...

Another thing Mike never accepted was that girl has his daughter and thats Brian looking on not Carl. I thought it was impossible, but some how I fall more in love with Dennis every year!! Gotta love that Surfer Boy


uh thats carl haha