(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
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather
Albert and David Maysles
Richard Nixon and Jackie Gleason enjoying an afternoon of golf.
Las Vegas -- Making his comeback as a singer, Eddie Fisher performs at The Desert Inn, Jan. 27. Fisher feels he's having a second chance after the failure of marriages to actresses Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor. He neglected his singing during the Taylor marriage, but now is working hard at it. (1964)
Barbara Bain and Martin Landau.
Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'All Poshed Up,' is Edith Evans.
Rod Bernard - A 2 Fee
Badeaux & The Louisiana Aces - The Back Door
Nathan Abshire - Pine Grove Blues
Leroy Broussard - Lemonade Song
Jimmy C. Newman - Allons a Lafayette
Reparata & The Delrons - I'm Nobody's Baby
Merry Clayton - Usher Boy
Sonny & Cher - It's the Little Things
The Bonnets - Ya Gotta Take a Chance
The Walker Brothers - Love Her
Charlie Higgins - All Poshed Up, With My Daisies in My Hand
Tommy Handley - We Must Have Another Little One
The Durim Dance Band - Let's All Be Fairies
George Formby - The Window Cleaner (When I'm Cleaning Windows)
Billy Bennett - My Mother Doesn't Know I'm on the Stage
Clarence Carter - Snatching It Back
The Notations - A New Day
Wilson Pickett - Engine Number 9
Harrison & The Majestic Kind - Tearing Me Up Inside
Eldridge Holmes - Pop, Popcorn Children
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Do Lord
In early 1963 Arthur Fellig, better known to time, tide and memory as Weegee, journeyed to Shepperton Studios in Merrie England to document, however briefly, the production of Stanley Kubrick's mirth-encrusted exploration of human dread, 'Dr. Strangelove.' In the process, the photographer not only captured more than one glimpse of moments that would not make it into the film's final cut, but -- Kubrick having been severely influenced by his images of liquor store robbery aftermaths, body dumps, tranny rousts, garden variety homicides, and all manner of life on the margins of American society -- confronted some measure of all that he had wrought in his time.
On the December 18, 1970 taping of The Dick Cavett Show, Lester Maddox joins Jim Brown, host Dick Cavett and Truman Capote to talk things over and a Randy Newman song is born.
Stuttgart -- Policemen take defendant Helmut Pohl to court. The legal proceeding against the 28 year old student starts on the 13th of March here in Stuttgart. He is accused of supporting the Baader-Meinhof group, the violation of firearms law, robbery and joint falsification of documents. (1972)
Chicago -- Relaxing luxuriously in the locker room, Babe Zaharias enjoys husband George's attentions to her tired toes as she makes her tournament comeback at the Tam O'Shanter Golf Classic, less than four months after her cancer operation. Although she got off to a slow start, the plucky woman athlete began to toe her old championship mark as the tourney entered its second day. (1953)
Tokyo -- Ichiro Hatoyama, newly-elected Japanese Premier, and Mamoru Shigemitsu, one time war criminal, raise glasses in a toast while Democratic Party members shout, "Banzai" at a victory ceremony in Tokyo. Shigemitsu, Foreign Minister when Japan surrendered at the end of World War II, is considered the most likely candidate for Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister in the Hatoyama cabinet. (1954)