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

Seven Years, Folks. Seven Years


As Joan Crawford cuts the cake with perhaps more zeal than the task requires, If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger . . . marks its seventh anniversary in existence.

Now, in the words of Lyndon Johnson: Let us continue . . .

36 comments :

T. said...

does that mean you are sticking around??

Tom Sutpen said...

It does; it does indeed.

Larry K said...

Glad to hear/read you're sticking with it man.

Joey said...

Seven years of awesomeness. Congratulations Tom!

Bill Crider said...

Congrats on the 7 years and keep on truckin'.

Warhol Superstar said...

Happy anniversary, Tom... I'm really glad that you've decided to continue.


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POP9 said...

Yeahhh, happy birthday to ICPWAGTWBAWLODC!
And stick around, baby!

trashsparkle said...

Yay to you sticking around. Happy blog birthday. That's one well-licked child, judging by the kid's hairstyle

Vergilio said...

Thanks for your return. Let the show goes on ...

Regards.

Vergilio

Brent McKee said...

Happy Blogiversary and as many more as you want or can handle.

MichaelRyerson said...

Thank you Tom. It's been great. Here's to seven more.

Mike said...

Congrats and let's keep rolling!

Swifty55 said...

Awesome site, enjoy your blog on a Daily Basis. Where do you get all these interesting Photos? Keep them coming Tom ..........

Vanwall said...

Happy Anny, and by damn, it's glad to see it's gonna keep on rollin'.

Squawk said...

Awww crap you already decided to stick around..... and I wrote such a wonderful fatherly comment in the "dialogue post". That'll teach me to read the comments in each post.

WOOT

Glad you decided to stick around.

Robert Fiore said...

This site is to the Internet what Ernie Kovacs was to television -- it has comprehended something unique about its medium and brought it to fruition.

Victor said...

Congratulations and here's to a bright future.

Richard said...

Good to see you. Take care.

alicialouise said...

Happy anniversary. Glad to hear you're sticking around.

chris said...

Congratz! Nice to see you'll continu the good work!

mister muleboy said...

What Fiore said!

Thanks for making the last six-and-a-half years (I know; I was tardy!) so much more interesting, fun, and thoughtful. An anniversary worth celebrating.

Randolph Hoppe said...

Happy to hear it! Congratulations!

DaveJ said...

huzzah

Joe Thompson said...

Welcome back. It's been a great seven years.

marietta said...

Welcome,Tom,wellcome here against,
marietta.

ilduce said...

Hooray!

MichaelRyerson said...

And once again Marietta shows up and in her inimitable fashion manages to say what we've all been thinking. I think.

Huck said...

Fantastic news *and* a fairly terrifying Crawford… best Halloween ever! Glad you found a way to make it work, Tom.


~Huck

marietta said...

Hi michael,thanks for the very friendly cheers.
marietta.

marietta said...

P.S.
Michael,obwohl man es nicht immer allen recht machen kann,wie wir es seit jahren sehen.nighty night.

MichaelRyerson said...

Marietta, aber wir können einander mit Freundlichkeit, liebchen behandeln

marietta said...

Right,michael but theres ever one
they not able to do this,we all know his name,his symbol (litterbox) is signifikant to him,
nice sunday,marietta.

Michael Borshuk said...

Love the blog and hope it continues for another seven times seven years. Always rewarding when I visit.

cheers,
MB
http://michaelborshuk.blogspot.com

marietta said...

FALL;
the early morning fog floating soft
like chimares thrue the bare
branches in the beechtrees.
few final butterflys, swaying
against the late gloaming.

ANOTHER FALL,
the little boy like going in the
forest wenn harvest is coming
he walk with his mother thrue the
bladless beechwood.they lieing on the floor more then a million.the boy collekten the to a big moutan
,they all are so brown and crunchy.
he jump in the mountan and
ruft"Mamy,i lie in the hole kornflakes"

tony said...

I,m Late! But Happy Anniversary !

thom said...

tom,

this is the best I've stumbled on

you are doing great work

it's like Heidi Becker, the Avengers, Slo Mo 4

all rolled into one

come on tink,

we are all out here holding our breath and praying for you

if you can't keep doing it for us,

do it for art...