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 #27:
The Simple Interpretation of the Dream



Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'The Simple Interpretation of the Dream,' is Fred Rogers.

The Content

First Sequence:
The Mitch Murray Clan - Skyliner
The Bunnies - Thumper!
The Nick Venet Orchestra - Hip City
The T-Bones - Cinnamint Shuffle
Joe Loss & His Band - Go Home, Bill Ludendorf

Second Sequence:
Rev. Thomas Dorsey - Hide Me in Thy Bosom
Alex Bradford & The Bradford Specials - Lord, Lord, Lord
The Jackson Gospel Singers - Can't Do No Wrong
Professor Johnson & His Gospel Singers - That Old Time Religion
The Waldo Singers - Trust Him Today

Third Sequence:
Sterling Holloway - Trust in Me
Annette Funicello & Richard Sherman - Strummin' Song (rehearsal)
Maurice Chevalier & Hayley Mills - Enjoy It!
Burl Ives - On the Front Porch
Louis Prima & Phil Harris - I Wanna Be Like You

Fourth Sequence:
The Cats - Swan Lake
The Skatalites - The Guns of Navarone
Prince Buster - Madness
Lord Tanamo - I'm in the Mood for Love
Derrick & Patsy - Housewives' Choice

Summation:
Unknown Pianist - Ballet: Punch and Judy Get a Divorce
(from 'Love Life'; Music by Kurt Weill)

1 comment :

BabbaZee said...

I went to high school with his niece who was a raging dyke, and had great weed.

Won't you be my neighbor?