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

It Was The Beat Generation #1


The Fugs plus Allen Ginsberg Santa Monica Civic 1967
The Fugs, first underground rock band of the 1960s with beat poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg

3 comments :

NadineisthatU said...

I listened to them often. I think they made me who I am, in part. Discovered great Roumanian Jazz singer who wrote her thesis on your Charlie Parker. Here is a link to her singing In Foggy London Town. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUlqgH0rY3w&feature=related

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Near or middle or very far east!

Timmy said...

"First Underground Rock Band" --> ?