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

Behind the Scenes #17


John Bonham lives it up (1975)

5 comments :

John Vile said...

Unless I'm mistaken, that's a really early model VCR on the television back there.

John Vile said...

Unless I'm mistaken, isn't that a very early-model VCR on the television behind him?

WillyC said...

It sure is. Might even be a Betamax.

swac said...

I don't think it's a Betamax, the early Betamax machines had two tuner dials on the right. From what I can tell, it looks more like a German-made Saba video recorder.

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/saba_videorecorder_vr_1000_k.html

WillyC said...

I believe you are correct. Good eye sir.