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

Artists in Action #842

Ian Whitcomb lays on the floor


genn jene said...

we turn him on, apparently

Ken Garrett said...

Is that a T-shirt with a German cross underneath the Batman logo? Holy Third Reich Batman!!

Liesbeth en Karl said...

Not really. It's a footed cross, used in many contexts. The nazis preferred other symbols, and when they did use it (as in the iron cross medals) they always mixed in a red background. It's so not-nazi, that the current German army, the Bundeswehr, uses it.