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

In the Studio #148


Ginger Baker gives Eric Clapton a piece of his mind

4 comments :

Kenmeer livermaile said...

Eric should have given Ginger a piece of his hairdresser.

ElNeato said...

"whaddya mean you did it all???"

oh well

cheers

rowland said...

Is this the worst haircut ever?

estiv said...

I think Ginger just has his hair pulled up off his neck while he's working. Based on Clapton's hairstyle and general look, I'm guessing this was during the recording of Disraeli Gears, in Atlantic Studios in New York City in 1967.