Since, I’ve no longer got a seperate Tom Waits blog, I guess I can post stuff here. NPR’s All Songs Considered has published a recording of the Atlanta show available for a free download. You can grab the whole thing here (130MB, MP3).
An idea way ahead of its time . . .
I don’t know, but I can’t get this song out of my head.
The Be Good Tanyas: The Littlest Birds
Finally answering the question, “How many Internet/You Tube jokes can be crammed into one music video.”:
I was amazed to find out that after a decade, Apocalyptica is still rocking as hard as ever:
He’s pulling our legs again . . . Tom Waits hasn’t had fun in years:
Moody TOM WAITS admits the last time he had “fun” was 40 years ago – at a JAMES BROWN concert.
The gravel-voiced American singer prefers to occupy his life with educational activities rather than indulging in childish behaviour – but he did allow his standards to slip on one occasion.
Waits says, “I don’t have fun. Actually, I had fun once. In 1962. I drank a whole bottle of Robitussin cough medicine and went in the back of a 1961 powder-blue Lincoln Continental to a James Brown concert with some Mexican friends of mine. I haven’t had fun since. It’s not a word I like.
“It’s like Volkswagens or bell-bottoms, or patchouli oil or bean sprouts. It rubs me up the wrong way. I might go out and have an educational and entertaining evening, but I don’t have fun.”
Well, it seems to be a bad week for the death of great men. The legendary Ray Charles has passed away at the age of 73.
Mini Cooper Status: Scheduled for Production
Elvin Ray Jones, best know for his work in the John Coltrane quartet died today. He also played in Charlie Mingus’ band.