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 Heretofore Unmentioned #143


Zippy the Chimp

5 comments :

swac said...

Supposedly, it was finding Zip's number in a phone book that inspired the Kinks to write Apeman.

Steve Shilstone said...

'So the guy sez to me, he sez ...'

marietta said...


and now a little story to the weekend.long time ago,i remember,wenn the boy cam to the kindergarten,the first day all the little children are sitting in the smal share in the round.the young fräulein say that each child have to sing a song of birds and bees bugs and butterflys,just childrensong.now the little boy,wat you will singing ask the fräulein", and he began to singing "hang on snoopy".nice weekeng to all the Gunslinger,marietta.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

'cos compared to the sun that sits in the sky (compared to the clouds as they roll by) compared to the bugs & the spiders and flies, I am an ape man

marietta said...

my dear zippi, the way you smoke your cigarette is full of nonchalance,inimitable laxness and so cool,i like you.god is for us all marietta.