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

Radio Free Gunslinger #20: Consolation

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'Consolation,' is e.e. cummings

The Content

First Sequence:
Nancy Walker - I Can Cook, Too
The Hi-Lo's - A Quiet Girl
Kurt Ollmann, w. Chorus - Cool (Orch. Cond. by Leonard Bernstein)
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans - Some Other Time
Rosalind Russell & Edie Adams - Wrong Note Rag

Second Sequence:
Jerry Vale - Pretend You Don't See Her
Ray Barretto - El Watusi
Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
The Aquatones - You
Hoagy Carmichael - Stardust

Third Sequence:
The Archies - Bang-Shang-a-Lang
Lancelot Link & The Evolution Revolution - Sha-La-Love You
The Banana Splits - Pretty Painted Carousel
Ohio Express - She's Not Comin' Home
The Beagles - Be the Captain

Fourth Sequence:
The Everly Brothers - C.C. Rider
Charlie Rich - Double Dog Dare Me
Johnny Rivers - Mountain of Love
Jerry Lee Lewis - Hit the Road, Jack
Ricky Nelson - Blood from a Stone

Allen Ginsberg - Vomit Express

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