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

Adventures in the Vast Wasteland #43
When Legends Gather #788

Frank Zappa appears on What's My Line in 1971.


swac said...

I figure Zappa and Soupy in the same room counts for gathering legends.

Andy 7 said...

Wally Bruner looks a little bit like Fred Travalena in this pic.

WillyC said...

Well done Soupy!

Sock MonKey 1 said...

Great picture, but if it's not John Charles Daly, it's not What's My Line. Bennett Cerf should be on the panel, too.

Zontar said...

Another Soupy Sales/Zappa connection. Howard Kaylan of the Turtles and Flo and Eddie worked with Zappa (including 200 Motels) and was a friend of Soupy. Interview here: