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

Girls of the Golden West #2

Veronica Lake in Ramrod (André de Toth; 1947)


chained and perfumed said...


swac said...

I've always wanted to see this, but I've never managed to catch it on TCM or elsewhere. I could shell out for the old VHS, or try and track down the lone DVD of it...which came out in Spain.

Vanwall said...

Wait'll you see Don DeFore in it - he steals the film. He should've gotten more badass MF parts.