3 from Rain Dogs (live)

What is it about the music and lyrics of Tom Waits that popular culture has clung to so heartily? Has he touched upon something deep within our common unconscious, like some dimestore novel from which we are all characters?

And we’re all behaving like dogs…

4 Responses to “3 from Rain Dogs (live)”

  1. Reuben F. Tourettes says:

    Oh my; that was sublime! Thankyou for posting it URBANGRAFFITO, I also enjoyed the quirky histrionic imaginary press conference.
    I ordered ‘The Black Rider’ album last night. The thought of Tom Waits working with my favourite writer -William S. Burroughs- was something I couldn’t wait for. I haven’t read any Robert Anton Wilson yet but he definetly sounds like my kind of author.
    Do you know if Tom Waits will touring in Britain at all this year?

  2. urbangraffito says:

    Waits mentioned in his press conference that there would be a European tour, so that usually means a stop in London. Waits was always one of the more literate performers of his generation. I recall comparisons to Bukowski in the 70s and early 80s, but Waits was far, far more entertaining.

  3. vince says:

    Back in ’88, I took my future wife to see “Big Time”. Why this movie isn’t on DVD is beyond me!

  4. Hugh says:

    Great post indeed, UrbaG! Tom is the real deal. Him and guys like Beefheart are like no one else. Their songs matched with their voices, to me are captivating!

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