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

Civic Portraiture #36


Steven Tyler

4 comments :

Tom Sutpen said...

What was the charge?

chained and perfumed said...

As much as I'd like to report that the charges were Honkin' on Bobo or "coincidental murder with nothing to show", it seems as though the 19 year-old then Mr Tallarico was arrested in his hometown of Yonkers for pot possession. So I guess that makes him eligible for the Midnight Tokers category as well.

Peter Nellhaus said...

Walk this way!

Tommy O'C said...

I doubt he amounted to much.