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

This Sporting Life #36
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Tricky: Scenes from a Life #119


Richard Nixon and Jackie Gleason enjoying an afternoon of golf.

7 comments :

Nebris said...

This gave me an acid flashback. ;D

mister muleboy said...

Looks to me like this should also be include the following title:

Tricky: Scenes from a Life (119)




There's something vaguely Chuck Berry / Duck Walk about Milhous wielding that club. . . .

Joey X said...

The Tricky tag has been added. Thanks, still figuring out the nuts and bolts of this hoopty.

mister muleboy said...

From Day One, my oversights have outweighed my sights. So I was reluctant to say anything. But he's just too Tricky there to pass up.





Our Leader once had to inform me that an inadvertent post had completely missed -- had blown -- the important theme. I still feel crappy. But my criticism is from within.

Don't go down that road . . . ;-)

mister muleboy said...

And most important:

I love the posts

Joey X said...

Thanks, Muleboy! I think missing the Tricky tag was a big one, but ever forward...

Peter Yezukevich said...

"Hello, ball."