Monday, May 4, 2009

They Had Faces Then: Civic Portraiture Edition #1

If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger,
There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats
An Ongoing Series of Cultural and Personal Observations;
by Tom Sutpen, Stephen Cooke, Richard Gibson and Kimberly Lindbergs

May 03, 2009
They Had Faces Then:
Civic Portraiture Edition #1

this was posted by Tom Sutpen
for the series: They Had Faces Then: Civic Portraiture Edition

The Relevant Quote:
"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

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