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

Broadcasters #88

Marc Maron finds unprecedented success without leaving his garage.


Mr DeBakey said...

Loved his Air America show.
Not the first, morning show from New York.
But the late night show from Los Angelas, the one Air America never went national with.

I used to download the shows the day after they aired.

His interviews would just bumble along in a terrific non-radio-interview way.

And, the comedy bits - him, Jim and friends were a laff riot.

chained and perfumed said...

If you're a fan of Maron's interviews, check out his twice weekly podcast. The interviews he does there range from lightly entertaining to absolutely harrowing (see the installment with former Onion contributor Todd Hanson). Some of the episodes are not to be missed and are available (many for free) on his website and on itunes.

swac said...

WTF is essential listening, truly.