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

People Who Died #53


Bob Welch.

3 comments :

Andy 7 said...

I thought "Bare Trees" was a pretty good Fleetwood Mac album. What a tragic end to a talented musician.

PCtag said...

A group of us are trying to petition the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to induct him. He was the only member of Fleetwood Mac that was snubbed when they were inducted due in part to bad blood for him having to sue Fleetwood Mac for royalties due him. Regardless of outcome he did some great work and will be remembered for his talent.

Robert Fiore said...

Thinks, "Well, Fleetwood Mac is about to dump me, so maybe I could use this opportunity to audition for KISS . . ."