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Tag Archive 'Tom Waits'

‘Shore Leave’

…and so I slopped at the corner on cold chow mein and shot billards with a midget until the rain stopped and I bought a long sleeved shirt with horses on the front and some gum and a lighter and a knife and a new deck of cards (with girls on the back) and I […]

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The piano has been drinking

Tom Waits appearing long ago on Fernwood Tonight, hosted by Martin Mull and Fred Willard. Go here for more about the TV show.

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‘Frank’s Wild Years’

Well Frank settled down in the Valley and hung his wild years on a nail that he drove through his wife’s forehead Go here for more lyrics.

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There are at least three varieties of scary songs — novelty numbers, done for laughs; songs that have dark lyrics but aren’t all that scary; and songs (“compositions” is a better word) that actually sound scary and give you the creeps. More here.

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Good post by Brendan on Friday. More essentials for weathering a monster hurricane…

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The July issue of Mojo profiled singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones, who debuted in 1979 with a Top 5 album and the hit single “Chuck E.’s In Love” but soon after suffered an emotional meltdown from which her career never quite recovered.

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