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 #854

Howlin' Wolf prowls!

Illusion Travels By Streetcar #10


The cast for episode #10

Andrew Bemis
Brian Risselada
John Calvin Story
Tom Sutpen

When Legends Gather #845


Joan and The Stones

Heroes of European Literature #6


"The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."
G. K. Chesterton

Good ol' boy Preservation Society #2


"In Birmingham they love the Governor...Boo, Boo, Boo"

Art at 45 Revolutions per Minute #13


Hang on Sloopy
The McCoys
1965

Mop Tops in Action #103


Paul (and Donovan) are feeling no pain

It Was The Beat Generation #20


Radio Free Gunslinger #79: Yet Another 'Best of . . . '


This edition of Radio Free Gunslinger entails a look back at episodes 50-70

It is entitled Yet Another 'Best of . . . '

The Content

Michael Nesmith - Tapioca Tundra (demo)
Zip Code Rapists - Listen to the Band
The Stone Poneys - Some of Shelly's Blues
The Boxmasters - Joanne
Evan Dando - Different Drum (live)

The Chi-Lites - Give More Power to the People
James Brown - Stone to the Bone
Billy Cobham - Stratus
James West - Hanging Out
Stretch - Why Did You Do It?

Tony Orlando & Dawn - Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
Gallery - Nice to Be With You
The Ides of March - Vehicle
Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan - Lonely Bell
Joel Mathis - Time Machine
Jacqueline Hyde & The Moonfolk - Strange New World
Hank Malcolm - Mary Turn Around
Donel Austin - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

The Ian Campbell Folk Group - Dirty Old Town
Sydney Carter - Socialism in Our Time
Al Jones - Come Join My Orchestra
Shelagh McDonald - Ophelia's Song
Finbar & Eddie Furey - Curragh of Kildare

The Miracles - I Like It Like That
The Downbeats - Do You Know What I'm Talkin' About?
The Marvelettes - The Boy from Crosstown
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Shake and Fingerpop
The Elgins - My Two Arms

Ray Charles - Feudin' and Fightin'
Ella Logan - Look to the Rainbow
The Peddlers - On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Dean Martin - Moments Like This
Burton Lane - Where Have I Seen Your Face Before? (live)

Luis EnrĂ­quez Bacalov - Can Be Done
Gianni Ferrio - Let it Pour, Let it Rain
Augusto Martelli - King for a Day
Gene Roman - Don't Lose Control
Bruno Nicolai - Ringo Come to Fight

Darlene Love - Stumble and Fall
Yolanda & The Castanets - Meet Me After School
Marilee Summers - Every Beat of My Heart
The Paris Sisters - Always Waitin'
What Four - Anything for a Laugh

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Sail Away
Steve Earle - Rednecks
Nina Simone - Baltimore
The Del McCoury Band - Birmingham
White Rabbits - The Beehive State

Beginning this week Illusion Travels By Streetcar, normally heard at this time, moves to Wednesdays.

Radio Free Gunslinger returns for its third season on May 5.

Caught In the Moment #2


Happy Easter, Adolph

The Voice: Scenes from a Life #8


The Voice models fur

They Were Collaborators #874


Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman, and Ed Blackwell

Artists in Action #853


Steely Dan check the view from the Grassy Knoll

Artists and Animals #121


Bryan Gregory

Celebrations #16: Easter 2014



Miniseries #15: Occupation Confidential!

























They Were Collaborators #873


Van and Jim Morrison

Artists in Action #852


Adam West dances

Behind the Scenes #49


Neil Young gets the sound

And We Will Never Know Their Names #10


Chicago Transit Authority workers count fares

The City: St. Louis #11
An Illustrated History of Race Relations in America #20


Men outside Lynch's Slave Market
104 Locust Street, St. Louis, Mo. (1852)

Before and After #331: Buster Keaton and Lon Chaney, Sr.

Before


After

Seminal Image #1111


Wu Gong Zhou (Centipede Horror)
(Keith Li; 1984)

This Week's Weegee #103

They Were Collaborators #872

Billy Wilder and Otto Preminger