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

And Then It Was Ephemera #105


Robert Fiore said...

Think of what it would be worth if there was a signature.

ElNeato said...

they remixed this lp sans the spectorisms a few years back

macca waited along time…it really stuck in his craw…i don't blame him


Jonathan F. King said...

Paul's way, Phil's way, anyway you look at it, that song is a dog. It and "Let It Be" are hideous treacle, one or the other of them ruining any McCartney appearance with dismal predictability.

ElNeato said...


spoken like a real if your bird can sing man..i dig it..

but macca has a right

and i'm not even macca guy

im jl!