Monday, July 29, 2019

Tom Waits narrating animated short The moon's milk

This one had eluded me, but you might be interested in The moon's milk, a stop motion animated short by Ri Crafword and narrated by Tom Waits.

 More about the kickstarter project at

The Moon's Milk from Ri Crawford on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Replacements box set including Tom Waits collaborations

Rhino is releasing a box set with material by The Replacements which includes five tracks featuring Tom Waits.

Dead man's pop lists Lowdown monkey bluesIf only you were lonelyWe know the night (rehearsal)We know the night (full band version), I can help and Date to church (Matt Wallace mix).

The 4 cd / 1 lp box set costs 79,98 US dollar and will be released on September 27. 

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Tom Waits in zombie movie

Tom Waits plays Hermit Bob in the The dead don't die, Jim Jarmusch's upcoming zombie movie.

The dead don't die also stars Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Caleb Landry Jones, Selena Gomez, Danny Glover and Iggy Pop. The film is set to premiere at Cannes this coming May (according to World of Reel) and should be in theatres on June 14.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Matt Mahurin book coming

The book Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin is set for release next October.

Photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin has worked with Waits for more than 30 years and shot pictures for the artwork of the Mule Variations and Alice albums.

This book includes diverse images, a foreword by Waits, an essay by Mahurin on their longtime collaboration, and 20 original paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital images inspired by Waits's song titles.

Find it on Amazon et al.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tom Waits vs. SiriusXM

Tom Waits is one of the musicians, executives and companies who signed a letter to Liberty Media, corporate parent to SiriusXM about the satellite radio’s opposition to the Music Modernization Act, a bill, which aims to protect recordings released before 1972 from falling out of copyright protection.

We do not want to fight and boycott your company but we will as we have other opponents. 

You can read the letter (and SiriusXM's response) on Variety's website.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Waits and Ribot: Bella ciao

Tom Waits is one of the guests on Marc Ribot's upcoming album Songs of Resistance 1942 – 2018. Waits appears on the song 'Bella ciao', an Italian folk song that got some new-found popularity thanks to the Netflix series Casa de papel.

Songs of resistance is set for release on September 14.