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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It might have been because he could perform live on the radio. I think we were the only live music program in L.A. at that time. One thing I can remember was that I gave Tom a dollar to buy a Rolling Stone magazine to see the review ...
I live in Silver Lake, so I'm about ten minutes from downtown. I go down there just to hang out. Not too many people live down there really, people work down ...
Bones Howe recalls in Sound on Sound (January/February 2004): We did it as a live recording, which was unusual for an artist so new. Herb Cohen and I both had a sense that we needed to bring out the jazz in Waits more clearly.
Waits's third album, a double “live” set, Nighthawks at the Diner, was recorded at the Los Angeles branch of the Record Plant recording studios, decked up to simulate a nightclub atmosphere, before an invited audience.
... live stripper, Bunny O'Hare, bounded onstage during Waits's set, shook her stuff and danced with the seedy character in question. And on and on. . . . It's too bad all of you couldn't have been in my shoes last Monday.
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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