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Culturally inspired writing.



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Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Tue, 20 May 2008 23:13:09 -0000

I have to credit this Idiot's Guide with being the reason why I like Tom Waits. I never "got" him before I read this and heard these songs.




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 15:40:31 -0000

Nice history. You missed, however, the 'collaboration' with Gavin Bryars: "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet", an astonishing piece of work, even without Mr. Waits' contribution.

You might be interested in our Tom Waits special we did on The Waiting Room radio, called The WAITSing Room :o)

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Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Sat, 08 Mar 2008 22:04:07 -0000

I don't have "Orphans..." yet. My financial situation being as it is, I'm not sure when I'll be able to pick it up. Great track-listing, including that version of "Sea of Love" and alot of other compilation songs. Amazing, my name is a blog tag!




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 08:57:17 -0000

Thanks for this! My first introduction to Tom Waits was in film class in University. We were watching Nicholas Roeg's Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession and Invitations to the Blue is the opening song... I found out who the singer was and went in search of his stuff...

Turns out my roommate had a ton of his stuff on cassette (this was in the late 80s) and I started to listen to as much as I could...

When my wife and I were married, we danced our first dance to... Innocent When You Dream.




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:34:17 -0000

So strange, I was JUST thinking in my car yesterday about emailing you guys to request a replay of this! My collection of Tom Waits' stuff is all over the place, so thanks for this.




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 02:12:41 -0000

Great post. Glad you 'replayed' it. I too think you nailed each album, with one exception--I think you missed how damn good One from the Heart is. I find it listenable almost straight thru every time. What if Crystal Gayle had sung stuff like this instead of the schlock country she was known for!

I have to admit to even liking the movie, but I did want them to shut up on screen while Tom and Crystal were singing the dialogue of what was really going on!

I came into the Waits world at Rain Dogs, too, like onebrownjeff, and what a place to dip in. It's a masterpiece, as you note. Great story, seeing Lucinda watching Tom do his thing!

Thanks, man.

Brad




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 00:12:33 -0000

As challenging as it was, I think you hit the nail on the head on every album. For me, Mule Variations, would've been the toughest to pick only two songs from. Thanks for the Night on Earth cut. Supremely bitchin'!




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:21:03 -0000

Ah, you should have thrown in the intro to "Wife" as well!!

Great post. Digging through all my old Tom CDs now . . . .




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:43:08 -0000

great post. Don't see it mentioned here, but Waits contributed a terrific cover of "Sea of Love" on the soundtrack to the movie of the same name w/Al Pacino. Worth seeking out




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 16:29:12 -0000

Thanks for reposting and the linkage!




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 14:57:15 -0000

Thanks for this great overview!




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:09:10 -0000

Thanks for this. Although I've got most of this, you've made the job of proselytizing much easier. (btw-- getting "file not found" messages for 'Fish and Bird' and the Night on Earth song).




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:04:39 -0000

Nice. Thoughts on "Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards"?




Re: The Popdose Guide to Tom Waits

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:17:50 -0000

Thank You for this. I stumbled into Mr. Waits Circus Sideshow on the Rain Dogs album in 1986. I'd just gotten a CD player for graduation. I bought U2's Unforgettable Fire, and having just read Rolling Stone rave about Rain Dogs, I took a change and bought it too. Damn glad I did. My world has never been the same since.

A highlight of my life was seeing him perform at SXSW several years ago and just watching the crowd of jaded industry insiders and seminal musicians all awash in Waits charming show. Heck, Lucinda Williams was seven seats away from me totally engrossed, as were we all.

So, again, thanks for the reminder of Tom Waits brilliant career.