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

They Were Collaborators #682

The Million Dollar Quartet (and the pianist's date, Marilyn Evans, or Miller, depending on who you talk to)


marietta said...

Rock and roll is here to stay,it will never die( danny and the juniors)this is true.!wenn elton john is hearing the first time "at the hop",von "danny & co,"he will not others as a pianoplayer .

cjonesplay said...

The original printing of this picture (it's still up at Sun Records) omits the lady. I think it has much more appeal as a photograph with her wide-eyed gaze looking beyond. That's one lucky lady right there.

a-natural-man said...

"Now Johnny Cash, you quit that catwaullerin RIGHT NOW and come shopping with me!!!"

"Yes dear"