Monday, March 31, 2014

Waits signs with WME

According to Billboard, Tom Waits has signed with William Morris Endeavor.
For the first time in more than two decades, Tom Waits has signed with an agency. William Morris Endeavor now represents the legendary singer-songwriter, composer and actor in all areas. He is managed theatrically by The Schiff Company.
Not sure what (if anything) that has to do with the news Deadline.com earlier this year mentioned: that WME agent and Partner Adam Isaacs joined The Schiff Company.

Isaacs will be taking several clients with him to his new gig as a manager, including Keira Knightley, Tom Waits, Helena Bonham Carter and Dougray Scott. The talent will continue to be agented by WME.


Sunday, March 02, 2014

Tom Waits 'executive producer' for Chuck E. Weiss album

The new Chuck E. Weiss album, Red beans and Weiss, has Tom Waits and Johnny Depp as 'executive producers',  according to the credits on shopradiocast.com.

The record company listed is Anti, but Anti itself has no mention of Chuck E. Weiss or his new release.

Amazon has April 15th as the release date.


John Hammond about a song Tom Waits wrote for him

From NPR.org:


The album (John Hammond's Timeless, ed.) leads off with "No One Can Forgive Me But My Baby," a song (...) written especially for Hammond by Tom Waits.

"He came to a recording date I was doing in San Francisco in 1992," Hammond says. "John Lee Hooker had sat in to do a duet with me, and Tom Waits appeared out of nowhere and said, 'I have a song for you, man.' It was about 20 minutes long, with everybody in the Bible coming down to the river. I said, 'Gee, you know, it's a great song, but I don't think I could do anything like that.' He said, 'Oh, you don't like that one?' So he goes into the control room."

Scarcely 10 minutes later, Hammond says, Waits emerged — with a brand-new song at the ready. Hammond listened, and liked what he heard.

"So I did it," he says. "He had left by the time we completed it, and so I sent him a cassette of it. And I hadn't heard from him for a while, so I called — and he had it on his answering machine. I guess he liked it."



Saturday, March 01, 2014

The Eyeball Kid celebrates ten years of Tom Waits news!

On the occasion of The Eyeball Kid's 10th birthday, I would like to thank you all for your support. It means a lot to me and it has kept me going all that time.


Time flies when you're having fun.


Monday, February 03, 2014

Another hat auction

An authographed hat donated by Tom Waits, "from his personal wardrobe", is up for auction over at Charitybuzz.com. Proceeds go to the ACLU of Southern California.

Bidding ends Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 9:51:00 AM EST

 PS: A similar auction was held back in November 2012.



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tom Waits pulls out of Death Car project?

According to Danish newspaper Metroxpress, Tom Waits has pulled out of the Death Car project.

Death Car is (was?) a collaboration between Tom Waits and director Robert Wilson for the Danish Royal Theatre based on the story of Bonnie and Clyde. The play was set to premiere on November 7, 2014 in Copenhagen but now that Tom Waits' agent has informed that he feels ‘he can not complete the project as planned’ (according to Metroxpress), it is not clear what will happen.



Friday, January 10, 2014

Waits music for The Tempest

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (Las Vegas, NV) presents a "re-imagined" production of The Tempest, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller with music by Tom Waits. There is no indication whether this is new music, but my guess is it will be existing music.

 The show runs April 6-13, 2014 and tickets are on sale as of today.