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

Jesters of the Republic #56

Totie Fields

4 comments :

marietta said...



Wie kann man als frau so komplett daneben greifen,jedes detail ist falsch,auch die frisur,.

Tom Sutpen said...

Ja, aber Totie Fields war ein Komiker, nicht ein Badeanzug-Modell. :)

marietta said...


Right tom,no daubt!but bitween comik and tacky smell we have many possibilitys to wear us,marietta.

marietta said...


Guten morgen tom ,aus deutschland !sorry, mein commentar zu frau fields ist natürlich ein missverständniss.leider kenne ich totie fields nicht und auch nicht ihre kunst.um so mehr ist das foto von ungeheurem witz und häme,zumal es solche frauen in massen gibt,(just look around.)FRAU FIELDS HAT MEINEN VOLLEN RESPEKT UND MEINE BEWUNDERUNG;ALL BEST MARIETTA: