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

A Heads-Up

Hullo,

Just a word for those who listen to our podcast, Radio Free Gunslinger. This week's offering, #53 in our series, will be delayed 24 hours due to illness . . . mine. Nothing major; just something what feels like the flu (in summer, no less). I'll have it for you all on Tuesday.

4 comments :

pete the waster said...

Get Well Soon.
They tell me Medical Marijuana helps a lot.

Sock MonKey 1 said...

Hope you feel better soon. Have some nice chicken soup.

marietta said...



Hi tom,i remember wenn my brother has an flu,my mother say," hey darling keep your warm and led the hands upon the decke.all best,marietta.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

A letting down? More like a lifting up, am I right? Yes! I am! A great podcast & well worth the wait; thanks for all your hard work on these uniquely cool Radio Free Gunslinger shows - god help me but i do love them so!