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

Radio Free Gunslinger #77: Seymour; an Introduction


Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is William K. Everson

It is entitled Seymour; an Introduction

The Content

First Sequence:
M. Ward - Story of an Artist
Kimya Dawson - Follow That Dream
Clem Snide - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Grievances
Chicky - Lousy Weekend
Daniel Smith & Sufjan Stevens - Worried Shoes

Second Sequence:
Guster - The Sun Shines Down on Me
Major Matt Mason, USA - Mind Contorted
Gym Mat Nap - Tears, Stupid Tears
Gordon Gano - Impossible Love
Chris Harford - Going Down

Third Sequence:
The Dead Milkmen - Rocketship
Toby Goodshank - Now
Mike Watt - Walking the Cow
The Static Waves - Some Things Last a Long Time (live)
The Dick Panthers - Go Fast and Go Some More

Fourth Sequence:
Sparklehorse & The Flaming Lips - Go
Joy Zipper - Held the Hand
'61 Triplets - Frankenstein Love
The Pastels - Speeding Motorcycle
Beck Hansen - True Love Will Find You in the End

Summation:
Daniel Johnston - More Dead Than Alive

2 comments :

ElNeato said...

cheers to the great william k!

my old prof!..his archive of film prints were what enabled nyu to get on the map regarding being a film school…

he lent me rare 16mm prints to show on a sheet in my basement!!

he had a great pic of him and monroe in his apartment

http://www.horschamp.qc.ca/images/photos/syracuse19.jpg

great teacher

cheers

gervas said...

¿Is this the same Seymour as the Seymour in this song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJJKEtOO5tI

I find this particular song by Belle & Sebastian quite beautiful.

keep 'em coming!