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 #684

jerry colonna tuesday weld bob hope
Jerry Colonna, Tuesday Weld and Bob Hope.


markxus25 said...

I just happened to see Jerry Colonna on an episode of The Monkees, he was funnier than any of the four prefabs! Had a small screen presence like Ernie Kovacs, and almost scary looking pop eyes.

swac said...

Was anyone else watching the Bob Hope Invitational over the weekend...?

Sock MonKey 1 said...

Ah the ever-lovely Thalia Menninger!

I watched a little of the golf yesterday, but without ol' ski nose's quips, it just wasn't entertaining.

rookgaroo said...

"Who's Yehudi?"