Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Succumbing to Tom Waits

I've never been a big drinker, but I feel like a drunk. I don't know what it is, but vagrancy has always seemed a few short steps away, and tales of collapse have always resonated with me. I guess in the cafe vagrants were a few short steps away, and plenty of friends have collapsed.
I like Brecht and Woyzeck, and so it comes as a pleasant surprise that I have only just discovered Tom Waits.
I knew he existed. I knew I would like it. I just never got round to it.
And perhaps my musical tastes had to change a little. To allow a banjo.
Tom is beautiful and grotesque. Beautifully grotesque. Vomit out your pores with warmth.
If you've never tried it, why not start with "Lost at the bottom of the world"


Luke Collings said...

Hallelujah Brother! Glad you have seen the light. If you require a banjo I have one going spare.

I must draw your attention to one of the greatest songs ever written:

Keep the Faith!

Dave Taylor said...

Nice work brudda! I thoroughly recommend his latest live album 'Glitter & Doom'. It makes me feel happy.