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

Artifacts #34

Mick Jagger writes to Andy Warhol

1 comment :

James P. Walsh said...

I prepared his dinner for him after every performance in Pittsburgh on his last tour and finally said hello to him in the hallway. He always had grilled fish and I stayed late to do it for him after the show even though I was the executive chef. My only regret is that I didn't ask them to autograph my Martin guitar . The were great fun, very organized and professional and they certainly livened up the place from the moment they arrived.