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 #26: Neurotics

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'Neurotics,' is L. Ron Hubbard.

The Content

First Sequence:
Roy Fox & His Orchestra (Peggy Dell, voc.) - Without That Certain Thing
Louis Levy & His Orchestra (Eve Beck, voc.) - Says My Heart
Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Hotel Orpheans (Harry Bentley, voc.) - Better Think Twice
Ambrose & His Orchestra (Elsie Carlyle, voc.) - The Clouds Will Soon Roll By
Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orchestra (Billy Scott-Coomber, voc.) - Down Sunnyside Lane

Second Sequence:
Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm - The Gulley
Ritchie Adams - I Can't Escape from You
The Greatest Little Soul Band - Somethin' for My People
Candy & The Kisses - Out in the Streets Again
Adam's Apples - Don't Take It Out On This World

Third Sequence:
Kate Kuhl - Matrosenleid
Comedian Harmonists - Wenn der Wind weht über das Meer
Weintraubs Syncopators (w. Rudolf Nelson) - Wenn du Meine Tante Siehst
Anna Sten - Ich weiß nicht, zu wem ich gehöre
Max Hansen - Ich bin vom Rockefeller grad das Gegenteil

Fourth Sequence:
Dixieland Jug Blowers - Banjoreno
Whistler & His Jug Band - The Jug Band Special (tkB)
Phillips' Louisville Jug Band - Sing, You Sinners
Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band - Melody March Call
The Red Devils - Tiger Rag

George Perkins & The Silver Stars - Cryin' in the Streets



How appropriate for my birthday... spot on.

Tom Sutpen said...

Happy Birthday!!

Howdy said...

George Perkins was a nice touch in your summation!