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

Orpheus in Action #23


Orpheus hangs out with a Poet

9 comments :

swac said...

They're at Kerouac's grave, no?

Mr. Lee said...

Another shot from the same day (11/3/75): http://achillesinthealleyway.blogspot.com/2009/11/rolling-thunder-detour.html

nestmeister said...

Following links, I was sad to see that Suze Rotolo passed away recently.

Tim said...

They are indeed at Kerouac's grave. Plenty more from that day can be found here (scroll down or search for "Kerouac"):

http://dylanstubs.com/pictures/1975_2/index.html

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

That is indeed Kerouac's grave. They were filming a scene from Dylan's film, "Renaldo and Clara". I'm one of the few people who ever saw it in its entirety - FOUR HOURS LONG!

edolins said...

There is a poet in this picture.

Trader said...

Edson's cemetery.

Been there last Fall.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/inukshuk5/5124979637/

Trader said...

another picture:
http://img841.imageshack.us/i/lowell00101.jpg/

Tim said...

Um... R&C is widely available on bootleg. Anyone can see it, although they probably shouldn't since it is horrible. A re-edit of the footage, like what Scorsese did with the Eat The Document film to make No Direction Home, would be great. Rumors abound that interviews for a 1966 - 1976 follow up to NDH started a few years ago, so maybe that will happen after all.