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 #697

Samuel Fuller and Constance Towers


VP81955 said...

Maybe not Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg, but aubstantially higher than Cleo Moore and Hugo Haas.

Flickhead said...

Constance has had a floating role on General Hospital, chewing up the scenery as wealthy manipulator Helene Casadine. In fact, she's on it this week!

Professor Batty said...

The Naked Kiss exists in a class of one.

Peter Yezukevich said...

How is that not Mike Watt?