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

New Podcast:
Illusion Travels By Streetcar #1

An ongoing series wherein Joseph Garza Medina and Tom Sutpen
explain the medium of motion pictures to you


Jonathan Lee said...

Whelp, this was pretty great to listen to.

Is there any chance in hell you could clue this fellow despairing cinephile in to the downloading service mentioned?

Tom Sutpen said...

It's called Karagarga (God knows why), but unfortunately it's an Invitation Only setup.