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

But Did You Read the Book? #12
It Came Before: Pre-Code Hollywood #1


Red-Headed Woman 1932, Pre-Code

3 comments :

marietta said...


Hi there, by the way, now the its endsummertime in the wood harvest is coming,summer is gone.all the little animals on the ground,in the air and the last flowers want to celebrat a summer god bye party.in the nightfall the bees purring a nice melody,zikaden,butterflys,bugs,birds and spiders tunes theyre instroments.in short, all they theywant to be a part of the big conzert.the floats mad a sweet airballet,the fly agaric is a little blue.the delpfiminus is kissing the death cap secretly behind the trees( ),wat a sound!,wat a night.
now its very dark and a big blck cloud float slow and dangerus over the heaven.the glamour is over.a big silence.than hollo creaking,the moon with crossy visage and grimmy face came over from the orient to the quiet wood.The little boy say to his mammy," dont wrap me in the moolightshado"." sleep my little darling" say the mother

swac said...

I was thinking about starting a Pre-Code series, glad someone beat me to it!

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A mentally independent meeting!