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

Artists and Animals #76
Home Is Where The Heart Is #13

Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra relaxes at home with his dog Ringo (Palm Springs, 1965)

6 comments :

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

That's a pretty cool entertainment system Frankie has set up there. I wouldn't mind one of those myself - even today!

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Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Man I would love to crank that Hi-Fi and see what it could do. I see reel to reel but no turntable? Maybe in the closed cabinet beneath the tuner preamp ...

goomba said...

Killer sound system!

Christopher said...

reel to reel is the mark of a real swingin' playboy pad!

ido said...

Mr. Ringo lived the swankest life any dog could ask for.

vilstef said...

Great stereo system-and I see ole rockin' chair don't have Frank!