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

A Kovacs Moment #1


A visit with the bard, Percy Dovetonsils.

5 comments :

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

You can't get too many Kovacs moments as far as I'm concerned.

Tom Degan
http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

Andy 7 said...

Great new series!

estiv said...

A pretty good overview of his work, Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius, was shown on HBO in 1982. Doesn't seem to have ever been released in any video format.

Brian said...

The Nairobi Trio
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xiexk_the-nairobi-trio_fun

swac said...

I couldn't just start with the Nairobi Trio...but they'll be along eventually.