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 #616


John Lennon, Anne Murray, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Mickey Dolenz whoop it up at the Troubadour.

9 comments :

Timmy said...

Watch "Who Is Harry Nilsson & ..." documentary to get a funny insight about the Troubador incident.

David T. Macknet said...

If this image were to have come by in color I'd be screaming, "Photoshop Disaster!" As it is, I do wonder whether there wasn't a bit of jiggery-pokery done with the post-processing ... i.e., they cut up several photos and slapped them together.

It just doesn't look natural.

swac said...

It doesn't...but I've talked to Anne herself and she says it's genuine. (Apparently John loved her versions of Day Tripper and You Won't See Me.)

Trader said...

Anne Murray and the other rockers.

Find the odd one... ;)

Fred said...

A more unlikely quintet I'd have a tough time imaging.

Christopher said...

strange bedfellows indeed..

Alphonse said...

a.k.a. The Hollywood Vampires (plus Anne)

cjonesplay said...

"Find the odd one... ;)"

... I know this is John's dark period, but this is ridiculous

Trader said...

Oh Canada...