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 #624

Dusty Springfield with Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.


Brian said...

Whenever Dusty comes up in the random shuffle on my Zune, I sigh and realize what we've lost when she passed on.

Dave Heasman said...

I think this was from a TV show in England in 1965, with Dusty compering and singing with the Motortown Revue which was on a largely unsuccessful tour at the time.

arlene-mcd said...

i cant belive there is not a wax work of dusty god rest her soul thinking of u always dusty rip godbless u all my love arlene xxx