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

Mop Tops in Action #62


With Gene Vincent in 1962

10 comments :

Tristan Eldritch said...

Vincent is a ringer for Michael Madsen in that picture.

WillyC said...

Definitely

Robert Fiore said...

The devil drives 'til the hearse arrives . . .

JonCow said...

Pete Best 2nd from left? I think he has a premonition that the quartet will continue without him.

WillyC said...

Pete Best it is.

Robert Fiore said...

Vincent thinks, "Why these young lads from Liverpool could threaten America's domination of rock 'n roll! Thank God they've got a crap drummer holding them back."

WillyC said...

Perhaps he said it...

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