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

Son of a Preacherman #1

Sam Kinison


Mythical Monkey said...

For long term fans of the Mule, the real first here is that the first entry in this series is numbered one.

He should tell the story, but I seem to recall that when his band was putting out its first single, it was labeled #1 in the inventory -- and then something happened, it got shelved, and their first actual release was #2 in the inventory.

Since then, all of the Mule's series start with #2.

This must have been a bittersweet pill, Mister Muleboy. I congratulate you for being man enough to swallow it.

mister muleboy said...

I congratulate you for being man enough to swallow it.

This is rarely a good phrase for a man to hear. . . .

Marshall Stacks said...

dear Sam Kinison a great loss. we are deprived of the wonder of him social-networking online?