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

Gerry Goffin Dead at 75

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

2 comments :

Testify said...

Trying to centre the text under a video is almost impossible!

Handsome said...

I never knew he and Carole King wrote Porpoise Song for the Monkees. I listened to it several times this afternoon. It's quite an unusual and beautiful bit of psychedelia.