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

When Legends Gather #625

Mick, Marianne & Alain
Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon

8 comments :

MikeP said...

Interesting study in different ways to cross your legs...

John said...

Marianne was filming Girl on a Motorcycle

John said...

Marianne and Alain were shooting Girl on a Motorcycle

pimpmytardis said...

A lovely picture. Wonder what their conversation was about. (And psst, it's Faithfull with two l's.)

Fred said...

Hey Marianne, what's your game now? Can anybody play?

marietta said...

Hi tom,by degrees i wonder your silence sinc a wile on your wonderfull blog.is all okay with you.will be happy hearing from you soon,marietta.
PS cant wait to tell you a little story from a amazing little boy again,

Banda in barbar said...

legends?

they coalesced and broke apart

rj said...

As someone who has followed your site faithfully, it has become quite sad to see it fall by the wayside. You have done a great job and don't owe your viewers anything, but it would be nice to hear what has happened. And from my perspective, it would be better to kill it with finality rather than let it just sink further into this state of stagnation.