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

American Photobooth #7


James Dean
taken at Terminal Arcade, Indianapolis
1949

When Legends Gather #853


Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Lemmon (1958)

It Was The Beat Generation #23

Beatsville
Rod McKuen
(Hi Fi Records 1960)

James Garner Dead at 86

James Garner (7th April 1928 - 19 July 2014)
The Guardian obit here

Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

Elaine Stritch (2 February 1925 - 17 July 2014)
The Guardian Obit here

When Legends Gather #852


John and Johnny

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #22:
the random topic replacement episode


The cast for episode #22

Barry Anderson
Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on July 15, 2014

Tommy Ramone Dead at 62

Erdelyi Tamas aka Thomas Erdelyi aka Tommy Ramone
(January 29th 1952 - July 11 2014)
Variety Obit here

They Were Collaborators #876

Mark Ibold and Bob Nastanovich

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #21
The First Films of Frederick Wiseman (1967-1972), and more


The cast for episode #21

Barry Anderson
Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
John Calvin Story
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on July 3, 2014

The Life and Times of the American Motel #27

Empery's Desert Villa (Las Vegas, NV)

Pickers #28

Joe Maphis

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #20:
William A. Wellman: 1929-1934 (part one)


The cast for episode #20:

Stuart Collier
Jim Gisriel
Brian Risselada
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on June 26, 2014

so loathsome i could cry #21

David and Barbara Green

Fun in the Sun #23


Sid Vicious, art student

The Heretofore Unmentioned #191

Lazy Lester 1960

Bobby Womack Dead at 70

Robert Dwayne 'Bobby' Womack (March 4 1944 - June 27 2014)
BBC Obit here

How to Peddle the Zeitgeist #13

Jello Biafra

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #19:
The First Films of Alain Robbe-Grillet, and more


The cast for episode #19:

Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
Max Slobodin
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on June 19, 2014

Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges Dead at 68

Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges (June 3rd 1946 - June 22nd 2014)
Memphis Commercial Appeal Obit here

shutterbug friday #25 John Deakin

Francis Bacon 1952

Oliver Bernard 1952

Jeffrey Bernard 1950's
Lucien Freud 1950's

Rosalind Windebank 1950's

Girl in cafe 1950's

Eduardo Paolozzi 1952

John Minton 1951

Party Goer 1940's

Jacqueline Ellis 1960's 

Gerry Goffin Dead at 75

                                                             Gerry Goffin 
                           (February 11 1939 - June 19 2014)
                                      Guardian obit here
                                       So Sad The Song

I Like the Christian Life! #25


Praise R Cise
(Christian Aerobic Services Inc 1982)
Produced by Joey & Bernadette DiFranco
Narrator: Donna Mangold

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #18


The cast for episode #18:

Stuart Collier
Brian Risselada
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on June 12, 2014

It Was The Beat Generation #22

from The Bachelor Party (1957)
Director: Delbert Mann 

Pickers #27

Johnny H (aka Enis, aka Jesse P)

Casey Kasem Dead at 82

Casey Kasem (April 27, 1932 - June 15, 2014)
BBC Obit here

When Legends Gather #851


Salvador Dali and Tamara de Lempicka

The Gunslinger Guide to Miles Davis #25


with his replacement, Kenny Dorham

In the Crowd #4


Mick Jagger

And Then It Was Ephemera #114

The King #13


Blonde

Celebrations #17: Happy Father's Day!


John and Tex Ritter

The Lost Highway #16

Charlie Rich announces the winner of The Entertainer Of The Year award at the 1975 Country Music Awards ceremony.
 Rich opened the envelope, read it and then , with a cigarette lighter, set fire to it announcing the winner as 'My friend John Denver'.

Annals of Crime #124


Original caption: Los Angeles, California: The bodies of Tony Trombino and Tony Brancato, both underworld figures, lie lifeless in automobile found parked near Sunset strip. Both bodies were shot in back of neck and head. Bullet holes can be seen in windshield of their car.  (1951)

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #17


The cast for episode #17

Matthew E. Carter
Brian Risselada
Tom Sutpen

This episode was recorded on June 5, 2014

The Art of Songwriting #34


I Want To Be A Cowboys Sweetheart
(Words and music Patsy Montana)
(Bob Miller Inc. Music Publisher 1935)

Rik Mayall Dead at 56

Richard 'Rik' Mayall (7th March 1958 -9 June 2014)
BBC Obit here

Artists in Action #862

June Carter jumps!