Seriously thank you for this blog. The man is a genius. I want to reblog everything. He is a completely timeless musician
No problem! And yes, yes he is. He is just too good.
(btw, we’re always keen for submissions or perhaps another regular contributor/member of this blog, so if you’re interested/big enough of a fan…)
“Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.” —Tom Waits (via thingseemdo)
“According to Bones Howe. “Tom Traubert’s Blues” had started life on Fifth and Main (aka “the Nickel”), the skid-row area of downtown LA where the Doors had shot the cover of their 1970 album Morrison Hotel. “Tom told me one day that he really needed to spend some time down there,” Howe remembers of the song’s genesis. “He said, ‘Every one of those guys has a story.’ And later he called me up and said, ‘I took the bus down there, found a liquor store, bought a pint of rye in a brown paper bag, squatted down in the street and talked to everybody that came by.’ And then I went home, threw up, and wrote “Tom Traubert’s Blues”’.” —Barney Hoskins - The Lowside of the Road - A Life of Tom Waits (via jackcassady)