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

The Art of the Panel: Robert Crumb #7


Robert Crumb - Boots and bibles... '89

1 comment :

marietta said...

A propos,wenn the boy go to bed,sometimes mama read him out of the big book.(granny knows it).secretly she buy him to surprise him a little children bibel,with many colored pictures.an the evening mamy go with friends in the opera.granny cam for babysitter.granny start reading from the childhood from the lord etc.the boy said " no granny, not this book ,please take the big black old haevy book.
Nice weekend marietta.