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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by morsecode, Feb 23, 2009.
YouTube - Tom Waits - Chritmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis
I bought that album when it first came out. It's superb, if really maudlin.
Much better, IMO, are Blue Valentines and $29 (for which there are no vids on YouTube, Daily Motion or Google).
One of my favorite songs of all time.
(About 15 years ago, at a family reunion in the hills of west PA my Ohioan sister and I went for a cruise in my old 84 Grand Marquis with Californian second cousins I had had just met for the first time. Driving around the hills of W. Virginia, we talked some, smoked some kind and I popped in a mix tape - yes a mix tape - and Christmas Card started playing. My California cousins, siblings, both immediately knew and loved the song as much as I. Very nice family reunion bonding.)
That song has been getting heavy rotation Chez Snoozan lately. It's been reminding me of an ex. An ex I need to purge from my brain forever. Perfect song for that kind of reflection.
I let the clip play out while searching for a clip of $29 (without success). I remember every inflection and hesitation, even after over 25 years.
oh wow, beautiful song, I'm new to him, really, I had heard of him, but didn't really got out of my way and check it out, but I was listening to some John Zorn and naked city, and I remembered someone talking about him, and finally decided to check out some videos, glad that I did. Can any of you recommend an album of his?
Beautiful Maladies is good, it's a compilation
Rain Dogs is a favorite
Small Change is good
The Early Years vol. 2
I could go on. Those are the albums I'm most familiar with, but by no means the best. I really like Beautiful Maladies because it covers a few albums.
I concur with my pal Snooze. Small Change was where I started my Tom Waits appreciation. The songs we've been discussing come from Blue Valentine.
The Heart Of Saturday Night is the shit. All of it.
You ain't got no spare
And you ain't got no jack
You don't give a shit
Cuz yer never comin back
Actually, considering all the problems I've been having with my GF, this classic 80's song has had me more than just shedding a tear.
YouTube - At This Moment - Billy Vera
I really enjoy Closing Time, too.
tom waits - myspace music player
23 random tracks.