And he's still got It. And a new album. As he says,
We wanted to go back to basics, go back to the source, it was just me singing live with a rhythm section - no overdubbing, no gimmicks, no complicated horn and string arrangements, just get the song down in an entire take, capture the meaning of the song, its spirituality, its life, and capture that moment, right there.
Executive Producer of The Professional Left Podcast. On staff at Crooks and Liars since 2007. Master's degree from Harvard. Happy wife of Driftglass. Mother of three geniuses. Obsessive knitter. Blogs at http://bgalrstate.blogspot.com. .
Tom waits is known for his abstract lyrics and portrayals of seedy characters and places in his music. However, in this tune off his 1976 album, "Small Change", Waits personifies inanimate objects to create the weekend dive bar-type atmosphere that defined his early releases. Read more...