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

They Were Collaborators #724


Raquel Welch, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore have a laugh.

5 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

She was in Bedazzled, so it's not like this is an anomalous encounter.

swac said...

I wonder if there are any photos of Raquel Welch and Elvis Presley? I recently had her brief appearance in one of his films pointed out to me.

swac said...

Google and you shall receive:

http://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/pictures/raquel_welch.html

swac said...

Perhaps this should be a They Were Collaborators entry instead? (It would also give us some extra time to come up with an entry for When Legends Gather #666.)

RayRay said...

VoilĂ !