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 #683

The Jayhawks


huskermould said...

yes! new LP coming out soon-ish. on tour. Gotta friend who may get a tour t-shirt for me. Great band.

swac said...

They played Toronto recently...argh! I have to keep an eye on possible tour dates in Maine or maybe further in New England.

And of course the new reissues of Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass are superb.

huskermould said...

perhaps a look to see if i can find re-issues on vinyl....