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

Radio Free Gunslinger #3

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Langston Hughes.

The Content:

First Sequence:
Julie London - The Lonesome Road
Robert Mitchum - They Dance All Night
Earl Grant - The Japanese Farewell Song
Dean Martin - The Tracks of My Tears
Patience & Prudence - We Can't Sing Rhythm and Blues

Second Sequence:
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Come On Home
Fred Astaire - I Used to Be Color Blind
Mabel Mercer - Some Fine Day
Bobby Troup - Jamboree Jones
Billie Holiday - Lover Come Back to Me

Third Sequence:
Ricky Nelson - Gloomy Sunday
Nick Drake - Blues Run the Game
The Velvet Underground - I'm Not a Young Man Anymore
Herman's Hermits - Museum
The Zombies - Remember You

Ray Charles - A Fool for You

1 comment :

Ryan said...

The kids are all clamoring for a track list!