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 in Action #637


Mr. Zappa makes a statement. Something about Warner Brothers and sucking. This should in no way be construed as an implicit endorsement of the Straight or Bizarre record labels. Or should it?

6 comments :

Timmy said...

A years long fued w/ that record label. Frank got even in many ways. One was to premiere a 7 LP box set live over L.A. radio station KROQ/AM&FM & encourage all the listeners to have tape decks at the ready, so it would be booted, thereby reducing the profits WB could accumulate.

marietta said...

His teeth are shiney!

Timmy said...

Kiss my hiney

Danny said...

i want the same type of t-shirt only with MTV as the theme - "it is the slime seeping out of MY tv-set!"

Timmy said...

Oozing out of my hiney

blankemon said...

Hello and howdy-doody...