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

When Legends Gather #667

Michael Jackson, Sophia Loren, and Sylvester Stallone.


mister muleboy said...

Are you sure that these legends really gathered?

My inspection of that photo screams "Madame Tussaud's" at the top of the inspection's lungs. . . .

Tom Sutpen said...

I say it's real. I mean, that lineup is too weird for Wax Museum curators to have dreamed up.

chained and perfumed said...

At least two of them are real. They all do seem awfully unreal though so your skepticism is warranted.