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MegaMilton
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Tom Waits

Post by MegaMilton » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:31 pm

What do you all think of Tom? He's great in my opinion. I love his old stuff and the new stuff. Bone Machine and Rain Dogs are his best, but thats just me.
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by Neophyte » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:39 am

Funny you should ask, as I've just spent about an hour looking up all his CDs. I'm a neophyte with Tom, too, but got intrigued when his name popped up so often with Leonard's. I can see why.....intriguing songwriter, compelling voice, dramatic depth and honesty, infinite variety. Wow! So far I've been listening to Rain Dogs, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards, and his hilarious interviews on YouTube. Fun to find another true original with years of fascinating work! :D
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by John the Shorts » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:25 am

I've been a fan of Tom for nearly as long as I've been a fan of Len and have most everything - a good starting position (imo) for LC fans would be either "Nighthawks at the Diner" or "Swordfish Trombones" both of which stand out for me
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by dharma » Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:18 am

Another long-time Raindog here 8)

Dylan, Cohen & Waits are the Holy Trinity as far as I'm concerned :)

A video of Waits I shot last year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXKkWj6O ... annel_page
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by Neophyte » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:21 am

Great video, dharma!! And thanks for the suggestions, John the Shorts!!
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by bkmccalla » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:20 pm

mule variations. some of the most beautiful melodies ever written, eg, picture in a frame.

i used to know him, in hollywood in 1980, where we used to sit in the thrifty parking lot and eat ice cream together, along with another musician, my best friend and roommate at the time, bryan gregory (of the cramps, RIP). those were the days...

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Re: Tom Waits

Post by John the Shorts » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:45 am

There's some downloads to the BBC 4 series here http://www.tomwaitsfan.com/forums/viewt ... f=1&t=5627
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by Lilifyre » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:43 pm

I love Tom Waits! Something about that voice just grabs me. His sense of humor is unique and oh, so unexpected. I think my favorites of his are "The Piano has been Drinking" and "Chocolate Jesus". I also just LOVE this clip of Tom and Iggy Pop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6Mw6b1T50U. "You call me Iggy." "Ok, sorry I'm late, Jim".............LMAO :lol:

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Re: Tom Waits

Post by John the Shorts » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:44 pm

I spent some time last night searching for Henry Rollins "The Tom Waits Story" on YouTube - not sure if I found it I would post the link here though (I'm not a big HR fan but this is the exception)
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by Neophyte » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:17 am

Great stories/music on the BBC4 series! Thanks, John!!
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by Maulwurf » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:57 pm

waits is marvelous!

he' s a different kind of artist than mr. cohen, but in his way he is the same kind of genius.

cohen is gentle, full of dignity and elegance,
waits is powerfull, like an uncontrollable force of nature.

"bone machine" is one hell of an album, not only for "dirt in the ground"(perhaps the best song of them all),
"small change" or "mule variations" are great too, but what else should i say:

all the albums are great in their way!

i' d love to see him on stage here in berlin.
but i' m afraid this won' t happen...:-(
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by dharma » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:01 pm

I was just watching a trailer for the new Terry Gilliam movie, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

TW is The Devil :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jU3AimF ... edded#t=93
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Re: Tom Waits

Post by John the Shorts » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:32 pm

dharma wrote:I was just watching a trailer for the new Terry Gilliam movie, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

TW is The Devil :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jU3AimF ... edded#t=93
Strikes me as typecasting - lol!
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