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

Before and After # 246: Vince Furnier

Before:


After (as Alice Cooper):

7 comments :

Mythical Monkey said...

Nice kickoff to your Gunslinger career, mister muleboy!

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Lines form on my face & hands, lines form from the ups & downs -- lines form on the left & right.

Victor said...

I'd say he's less scary than Keith Richards.

Greg said...

MM, you have burst onto the scene with this post. A harsher before and after I've never seen. Wow.

mister muleboy said...

A harsher before and after I've never seen. Wow.

That Christian, abstinent lifestyle will get you every time. . . .

Fred said...

Welcome to my Nightmare indeed.

swac said...

He sang the Welcome to My Nightmare song "Steven" over the phone to me once.