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 #643

Another day at the office for Hugo Gernsback.


Michael Baute said...

Great find!

sabutin said...

NOW we're talkin'!!!

(I use earplugs or noise canceling earphones, light dimmiers plus the app "f.lux" ( for much the same result.

Or...I just get up at 3 or 4 AM and do my real work then. (I'm inna Bronx, don'tcha know. It's noisy out heah!!!)



marietta said... meredth i will closed this
letter,course i am in the hurry.i have to go to walmarkt to buy a big
birgcage for my darling to christmas.
it is a cecret,but his neighbour told me,that he want to have a
smoothy thail.three hole nymph to the new regards mari.