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 #689

Cammell & Roeg
Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg

4 comments :

swac said...

Cammell fans may wish to know that the James Coburn film he penned, "Duffy", is available via the Sony/Columbia burn-on-demand DVD service. I ordered mine from Movies Unlimited (along with a copy of "The Outfit", a Warner b.o.d. title).

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

I'm itchin to see that film, SWAC! Hopefully I'll get some pennies saved up soon so I can purchase my own copy since renting it doesn't seem to be an option.

swac said...

Save those pennies, I'm sure we can work out a trade...

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

Feel free to send me an email about a trade when you get some free time.