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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6 January 13, 1974—“From Bouncing to Hooting to Playing the Road” Interviewer: Lou Curtiss and Stephen Swain, San Diego Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 February 18, 1974—“Tom Waits: Saturday Night Seeker” Interviewer: Kenny ...
Barney Hoskyns interviewed Walker for his biography of Waits, Lowside of the Road (2009): “He was so open.” Walker recalls, “We talked about music and jazz and Beat poetry. He picked up a trumpet and played a little riff on that.
Jack Tempchin was playing around the area at the time. I haven't been doing too many gigs here in L.A. but I was out for two months on the road with a group on the East Coast—did that—and I've been back about a month now ...
“From Bouncing to Hooting to Playing the Road” San Diego Reader January 13, 1974 (issue date: July 18–24, 1974) Lou Curtiss and Stephen Swain Tom Waits evokes a nostalgic feeling for the good old days without sacrificing originality.
TOURING LC: You've been on the road a lot. How many tours have you done? TW: I've done two. First one, I went out with a [four-piece] group. We rehearsed a week and split to the East Coast. I'd played in various groups but it was the ...
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