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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Before I Die....

I must see Tom Waits LIVE! Did you catch his interview on the World Cafe last week? Wow! David Dye had such a revealing chat with a soul that at first, doesn't seem to BE all that revealing. Tom would begin his answers with one word, slightly-slurred grunts, then proceed to unravel these flowing, poetic answers that really take you deep into the heart of an American songwriting and composing treasure. I adore the affection Tom has for his wife/songwriting partner, Kathleen Brennen- it's beautiful to behold. Check out a day in the life of the two when they head to work. Whether it's German opera, jazz, polkas, Burrows-inspired musings, barroom love songs...Tom can compose any style of music- and it's captured on the sprawling Orphas: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards. Listen to the interview and the live performance, especially of one of my favorite Waits songs "Tango Till There Sore." Peace.

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