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Any news on Mr Waits appearing on British soil?

Chris Trew, Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

any news on him appearing anywhere?

tremendoidorangeblazer, Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

forget about it.

adam. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm seeing the Black Rider next month.

adam. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

his new album made an appearance on my hard drive last night

good show

dancefloor (+dancefloor), Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If you're in Sonoma County there's a chance you might see him in the record or health food store in Sebastopol or thereabouts.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 28 August 2004 22:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

u seeing The Black Rider with Mary Margaret O'Hara in the cast adam?

jed_ (jed), Saturday, 28 August 2004 22:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sadly, I don't think she is appearing. :(

She is great.

adam. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 28 August 2004 23:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He has a date in Berlin.

Chris Trew, Monday, 30 August 2004 06:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Eight million Tom Waits threads, I know, but I might as well use this one for this info:

For his Atlanta stop, recorded at the city's historic Fox Theater on July 5, Waits delivered a stunning and epic two-and-a-half-hour performance, including songs he says he's never attempted outside of the studio before. Backing Waits is a five-piece group featuring Seth Ford-Young (upright bass), Patrick Warren (keyboards), Omar Torrez (guitars), Vincent Henry (woodwinds) and Casey Waits (drums and percussion). "They play with racecar precision and they are all true conjurers," Waits says. "They are all multi-instrumentalists and they polka like real men."

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Setlist:

"Lucinda / Ain't Going Down to the Well"

"Down in the Hole"

"Falling Down"

"Chocolate Jesus"

"All the World Is Green"

"Cemetery Polka"

"Cause of It All"

"Till the Money Runs Out"

"Such a Scream"

"November"

"Hold On"

"Black Market Baby"

"9th and Hennepin"

"Lie to Me"

"Lucky Day"

"On the Nickel"

"Lost in the Harbor"

"Innocent When You Dream"

"Hoist That Rag"

"Make It Rain"

"Dirt in the Ground"

"Get Behind the Mule"

"Hang Down Your Head"

"Jesus Gonna Be Here"

"Singapore"

ENCORE

"Eyeball Kid"

"Anywhere I Lay My Head"

Link near the top of the page to listen.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 1 August 2008 15:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

thanks Ned, listening now. this set is pretty similar to what i saw him play in Houston, plus a few songs i didn't hear -- Chocolate Jesus, Such a Scream, 9th and Hennepin, On the Nickel, Singapore (maybe a couple others) -- but overall very similar. Recording quality is excellent too!, this is really really good.

stephen, Saturday, 2 August 2008 00:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Live double CD at the end of November 2009:

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/6985723

8 free tracks: http://www.tomwaits.com/news/article/60/Free_Glitter_and_Doom_Live_Album_Preview/

Preorder: http://kingsroadmerch.com/tom-waits/

StanM, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 19:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i37.tinypic.com/10pye5k.png

StanM, Saturday, 17 October 2009 14:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

zorn_bond.mp3, Monday, 16 August 2010 00:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

So I don't want to start yet another TW thread, but there's hardly been any discussion of Glitter & Doom yet. What did people think?

village idiot (dog latin), Tuesday, 9 November 2010 20:58 (six years ago) Permalink

I get a guilty conscience every time I see it in my record collection, as I've hardly played it since I bought it several months ago. I was put off a little by the boomy-ness of the sound at first. But I clearly owe it to him to listen more.

Duke, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 23:14 (six years ago) Permalink

i listened to it a ton when it came out, and then i haven't played it since. it's good! i should dig it out again.

tylerw, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 23:14 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH_EwRjrldc

Cunga, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li342nNZnS1qdf09mo1_500.jpg
old guys play some sort of event

tylerw, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 18:03 (six years ago) Permalink

(ribot in the back there!)

tylerw, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 18:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Ribot good enough that he gets to sit.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 18:25 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiJ2E0xGOv8

MaresNest, Friday, 25 March 2011 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
one month passes...

never seen this before
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCNDZY4vXPs&feature=player_embedded

also finally getting around to the brawlers box set thing. some amazing stuff! kind of frustrating that the info about when the tracks were recorded / who played on them is so vague, but oh well.

tylerw, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 19:43 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm not a huge fan but I really enjoyed the Boxers set, especially the third disc with the spoken word stuff. The poem about the boy waiting at a diner during a bus ride stopover is particularly great.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:39 (six years ago) Permalink

aw that's nirvana by bukowski. but yeah what a beaut. what a beaut.
there's some real gold on this that used to live on bootlegs, i think a long series called tales from the dimestore?, vols one to nine or something. almost wonder if they might theoretically hold a little more info about what's what. i like never let go, & lie to me a bunch.

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:49 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Thanks to Chuck Tatum for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5X4N2exOsU&feature=player_embedded#!

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Friday, 19 August 2011 23:23 (six years ago) Permalink

HAW!

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Friday, 19 August 2011 23:50 (six years ago) Permalink

I like it

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:37 (six years ago) Permalink

was that actually taken down within the last 9 minutes?

Gukbe, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Woah! Yes, I guess it was!

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:43 (six years ago) Permalink

It sounded much like Tom Waits FWIW. Brash, honking, stompjng Tom Waits rather than sad Tom Waits. U know the drill

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:44 (six years ago) Permalink

anti ppl be lurking ilm

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:45 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm anti-ppl

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:46 (six years ago) Permalink

You guys are right about Nirvana upthread. It's been on every Christmas compilation I've made since I first heard it.

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:47 (six years ago) Permalink

The poem about the boy waiting at a diner during a bus ride stopover is particularly great.
yeah! almost wish there was a whole album of this sort of thing. he has an amazing speaking voice, even when he's not hamming it up.

tylerw, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 02:40 (six years ago) Permalink

I made a compilation of many of his best spoken word pieces, stuff like "What's he building in there". A bit disjointed in feel but it captures that incredible side of his work. I wish I flat-out loved his singing but I just don't.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 03:44 (six years ago) Permalink

U know the drill

yeah it's funny how much this is exactly what you expect a new tom waits song is going to sound like, but, you know, nice also. spoken bits are v wolf.

sexual union prayerbook slam (schlump), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:11 (six years ago) Permalink

am i totally reactionary if i prefer his pre-swordfishtrombones stuff?

by another name (amateurist), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:29 (six years ago) Permalink

nope, otm.

Ludo, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:47 (six years ago) Permalink

it's like loving the complex human sprawl of a man but remembering the innocence of the child he was

sexual union prayerbook slam (schlump), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:50 (six years ago) Permalink

thanks, i feel validated!

by another name (amateurist), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:26 (six years ago) Permalink

you're all wrong.

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Nah, I'm kidding - you can like what you like, you don't have to ask me!

There is something quite devastating and melancholy and genuine about a lot of early Waits. Albums like Small Change are gut-wrenchingly desperate while Heart Of Saturday Night is so wistful and starry-eyed. I have a lot of time for this era. He had a tendency to go from genuinely affecting to full-on hammy, but by reinventing himself in the early '80s he managed to hit a happy medium through pure theatre.

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:46 (six years ago) Permalink

I love that cartoon "The Street Tom Waits Grew Up On" upthread. Who did that?

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:47 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So, the new album is out. Ilxors?

dog latin, Friday, 21 October 2011 12:40 (five years ago) Permalink

listening to this on the npr stream for the first time. sounds great, though i'm not sure if there's anything on here he hasn't done before. shorter song lengths are a good idea!
cool that keef richards is all over it. waits should produce a richards solo album!

tylerw, Monday, 24 October 2011 15:16 (five years ago) Permalink

My teenage son was all what's with that guy's scratchy voice.

curmudgeon, Monday, 24 October 2011 15:19 (five years ago) Permalink

It's Tom Waits's "Wild Honey" IMO. Fun album, shorter songs.

dog latin, Monday, 24 October 2011 15:21 (five years ago) Permalink

friggin love "Chicago".

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 24 October 2011 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5X4N2exOsU

omar little, Monday, 24 October 2011 16:47 (five years ago) Permalink

omg. you're outta luck *smooch*

runaway (Matt P), Monday, 24 October 2011 16:52 (five years ago) Permalink

omg "Hell Broke Luce" = "Mutiny In Heaven"

Still the best song on the album though.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 31 October 2011 16:59 (five years ago) Permalink

While I was listening to this I thought, hmm, I wonder if Tom Waits will ever do a Tom Waits Songbook, wherein he remakes favorite songs from his catalog. And then it hits me that, well, that's basically what he's been doing as of late. This is still a fun album, and has a spark that "Real Gone" didn't quite have. Or maybe it did; my listening of that one got eclipsed by "Orphans."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 31 October 2011 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink

This is certainly easier to digest than Real Gone. The latter's slow, creepy, acoustic, sort of soporific in places and definitely front-loaded (the second half is mostly throwaway Waits-by-numbers and I never cared for the war-song). I still love a lot of Real Gone, 'How's It Going To End', 'Hoist That Rag', 'Sins Of My Father' and 'Don't Go Into That Barn YEAAAHH' are all ace, and slightly different from what he'd done before.

Mum-Ra Gaddafi the Ever-Living (dog latin), Monday, 31 October 2011 17:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Really liking this on first listen, but I'm really not a fan of the sequencing. I really like "Hell Broke Luce", but I think its really awkwardly placed between "Last Leaf" and "New Years Eve".

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 31 October 2011 17:18 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, too much quiet song/loud song on this. it's the only problem really.

Mum-Ra Gaddafi the Ever-Living (dog latin), Monday, 31 October 2011 17:30 (five years ago) Permalink

It's too soon to call it love, but I am having a mad affair with this record. "Chicago" kicks so much ass, good lord.

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Guys, I don't think he is trying to "hide" being sentimental! On places other than ILX (yes, I have ventured out there and return with this news), a healthy degree of sentiment is seen as a sign of humanity.

Tevez Sr. (admrl), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 17:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Still, well done for nailing him, we all thought he was cool

Tevez Sr. (admrl), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 17:26 (five years ago) Permalink

heard the new one at a friends house on a good stereo last night, and i'm really digging it! on the radio, "bad as me" didn't come across very well but i love the sound of this album, really like a 50s album or something...

i need to go pick this up

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm loving this album.

Be sure to get the version with the 3 bonus tracks. "Tell Me" is lovely. And "Hell Broke Luce" is fucking bad-ass.

thirdalternative, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:02 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i think this album is pretty great!
any word on whether he's touring? he might be at the top of my list of people i've never seen live.

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:06 (five years ago) Permalink

No word on a tour. A Waits "tour" typically involves three cities. Was lucky enough to see him once after "Mule Variations" and it was a fucking stunning show. He's a great actor up there.

thirdalternative, Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't miss the Fresh Air interview with him. He talks to Terri like they're old buddies -- hell, maybe they are. At one point he shuffles through some books he has sitting around his studio and reads her dadaist poetry from 1916.

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

listening to "Chicago" over footage of the OWS chaos works pretty damn well together!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 19 November 2011 21:02 (five years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Have we talked about how he's apparently announcing a tour tomorrow?

Everything You Like Sucks, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 02:50 (five years ago) Permalink

actually

MUBU gai pan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 05:23 (five years ago) Permalink

is there news?

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 05:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Here's the LA Times piece about it: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-tom-waits-20120806,0,1222309.story

Everything You Like Sucks, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 05:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I think he's planning to raid a stock exchange and then blow up a football stadium.

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 11:35 (five years ago) Permalink

LOL at LA Time's HuffPo SEO headline with literally no actual information in the story

http://www.prosportstickers.com/product_images/p/752_toon_fish_on_hook__81156.png

MUBU gai pan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 13:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Just a new video, was really hoping for a tour annoucement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fju9o8BVJ8

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 13:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Awesome, a new video!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 13:38 (five years ago) Permalink

oh cool you guys...

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 13:57 (five years ago) Permalink

honestly, you've gotta be kidding me, is that it?

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 13:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Funny move by Tom, actually. The only reason that story got any press is because everybody was expecting a tour.

Everything You Like Sucks, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:46 (five years ago) Permalink

"As most of you guessed, it’s a tour…a tour de force!"

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 19:05 (five years ago) Permalink

nice video as it is though. Reminds me of Up! and also Mario 3 for some reason.

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 08:35 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Waits fans - please vote in this one:
What's he POLLing in there? The Tom Waits ballot poll

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Monday, 30 September 2013 13:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Cheers for the promotion DL.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 30 September 2013 13:33 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
five months pass...

I just saw the truly amazing staging of The Tempest, co-directed by magician Teller and featuring music (new and old) by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. It occurred to me that I know next to nothing about his wife. Has she ever given an interview? She seems conspicuously quiet given what a huge impact she has had on his career, and that she has co-written pretty much everything of his since 1980.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 November 2015 22:03 (one year ago) Permalink

huh hadn't heard about The Tempest! sounds interesting.
as far as Brennan goes, I don't think I've ever read an interview with her.

tylerw, Monday, 9 November 2015 22:21 (one year ago) Permalink

The Tempest was nuts, by the way. Incredible illusions plus a Caliban played by two people constantly connected/tumbling/climbing grabbling with one another. This is a still from another production:

http://americanrepertorytheater.org/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_popup/public/images/highres/TSC_Tempest_25.JPG?itok=m-Q_VwUV

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 November 2015 22:24 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

http://i.imgur.com/j9juKOg.jpg

, Monday, 18 July 2016 12:17 (one year ago) Permalink

lol!

calzino, Monday, 18 July 2016 12:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Nick Cave fake hillbilly pecker

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calzino, Monday, 18 July 2016 12:34 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Yo, Tom Waits, what's up?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 July 2017 15:00 (one month ago) Permalink

I found it interesting that he wasn't in that best songs of the 80s list p4k did, I don't think he's very trendy these days

niels, Sunday, 23 July 2017 16:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Not touring or releasing albums will do that! But if he did/does tour, those tickets will go like lightning, because trendy or no the dude is cool and people like cool things.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 July 2017 17:06 (one month ago) Permalink

One of the funniest people ever

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 21:28 (one month ago) Permalink

"the large print giveth and the small print taketh away"

sleeve, Sunday, 23 July 2017 21:29 (one month ago) Permalink

xp certainly, and I'm very happy I got to see him in Paris and I would be first in line for tickets to a new show

all the same I find myself rarely revisiting anything but Rain Dogs and Real Gone, and so as this correlates with little critical and social media attention I get the conspiratorial idea that what sounded new and fresh when I was first exposed to it is perhaps in fact kind of a gimmick and not as original as I thought at first

niels, Sunday, 23 July 2017 23:52 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

look out, mavis! HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

tylerw, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:11 (one week ago) Permalink


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