…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 sat down and wrote a letter to my wife…
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Tom Waits appearing long ago on Fernwood Tonight, hosted by Martin Mull and Fred Willard. Go here for more about the TV show.
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.
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.
Good post by Brendan on Friday. More essentials for weathering a monster hurricane…
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.