Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters
Chicago Review Press, 1 серп. 2011 р. - 480 стор.
Tom Waits, even with his barnyard growl and urban hipster yawp, may just be what the Daily Telegraph calls him: &“the greatest entertainer on Planet Earth.&” Over a span of almost four decades, he has transformed his music and persona not to suit the times but his whims. But along with Bob Dylan, he stands as one of the last elder statesmen still capable of putting out music that matters.
Journalists intent upon cracking the code are more likely to come out of a Waits interview with anecdotes about the weather, insects, or medieval medicine. He is, in essence, the teacher we wished we had, dispensing insights such as: &“Vocabulary is my main instrument;&” &“We all like music, but what we really want is for music to like us;&” &“Anything you absorb you will ultimately secrete;&” &“Growth is scary, because you're a seed and you're in the dark and you don't know which way is up, and down might take you down further into a darker place . . .;&” and &“There is no such thing as nonfiction. . . . People who really know what happened aren't talking. And the people who don't have a clue, you can't shut them up.&”
Tom Waits on Tom Waits is a selection of over fifty interviews from the more than five hundred available. Here Waits delivers prose as crafted, poetic, potent, and haunting as the lyrics of his best songs.
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HL: Do you feel under the gun going into the studio, to write more songs? TW: I'm not really pressured about it. I wrote a lot before I went on tour, but it's best to go in with more than you need in order to select the twelve or ...
I feel real shaky about not trying to get a chuckle or two out of an audience. I guess it's important to make an audience feel at ease. At the same time I think it has to be a spectacle and entertaining as well. You can't get too loose.
LC: What does it feel like to go into a studio with all this super equipment that you've never seen before? TW: It was kind of frightening. You just realize how much you have at your disposal. I was fortunate enough to have pretty much ...
He's currently at Ebbets Field in Denver (through Sunday), where he's been opening shows for Roger McGuinn and Jerry Jeff Walker. “At this point, to open a show is ideal for me. I don't feel that much pressure because no one's paid $4 ...
Tom Waits has a feel for the continuous roll of vowels and consonants, pieced together to relate experience in an honestly poetic medium which, unfortunately, is not often dealt 36 TOM WAITS ON TOM WAITS.
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Tom Waits on Tom Waits by Paul Maher. On paper the idea of publishing a sequential series of personal interviews of Tom Waits sounds intriguing but, in practice it suffered from terminal redundancy ... Читати огляд повністю
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The singer-songwriter-actor-playwright with a rare gift of gab gets a second anthology of interviews.Given the richness of Tom Waits' nearly 40-year career and his unique gifts as a word-drunk ... Читати огляд повністю
November 13 1977A Rumor in My Spare Time
January 23 1979Tom Waits for No One
Heartattack and Vine 1980
Rain Dogs 1985
Late 1985Rain Dogs Tourbook
Franks Wild Years 1987