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

Behind the Scenes #2


Max Perkins.

8 comments :

JimmyNicol said...

What does Perkins have to do with making records?

swac said...

First he changed his name to Carl...

marietta said...

I think, in the evening i put on to my pink pedal pushers my blue suede shoes.

SUZANNEGOSS said...

y'all are kidding, right? You know who Maxwell Perkins is, right?

swac said...

I hope I'm not included in that y'all, I was just making a facetious response to the original post.

JimmyNicol said...

Don't worry; I know who he is.


Matchbox and Act Naturally, right. . . ?

Sock MonKey 1 said...

He was the guy with the silver hammer.

Tom Sutpen said...

I think I get it:

Behind Perkins is . . . the scene.

No?