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

Not this week...

Radio Free Gunslinger will not be heard this week because of personal illness.

 Thank you for your continued support.

7 comments :

ken land said...

Really hope it's nothing serious...

K. R. Seward said...

Thanks for Gunslinger. Get well soon.

PCtag said...

Get well soon!

KungFooCowBoy said...

Thank you so much for your fantastic blog. Get well Soon !!!

Stephen Price said...

Wishing you well...

Loye said...

Get well soon.

Scott Meriwether said...

In similar circumstances Neil managed to churn out Cowgirl In The Sand, Down By The River, and Cinnamon Girl in a single afternoon. Kinda feels like you're slacking off a bit here, mister.