Friday, October 24, 2014

Orphans vinyl box back in stock

Kings Road Merch Europe have "a few" Orphans box sets back in stock




Tom Waits pictures in Danny Clinch book

While checking out the website of Danny Clinch, the director of the Lie to me video I posted earlier, I found out he has a new picture book out - Still moving - that has some nice Tom Waits pictures.

You can buy a signed copy* ($50) through his site, although that shop doesn't ship worldwide. If you live abroad, Amazon ($31.52) is another option.


 


A quote from an interview with Clinch in LAist:

"I rolled up into the parking lot to meet him [Tom Waits] and, funny enough, he had all sorts of little props," Clinch said. "He had a big magnifying glass, a funny Elvis mask and this little orange pistol."
The group brought the glass and the pistol into the fair. Clinch suggested they shoot Waits on the ferris wheel, but Waits said he was afraid of heights.
"So,we went to the carousel and the second time around, he pulled out this plastic pistol and I just embraced it," Clinch said. "It's great when someone will collaborate with you."




* Signed by Danny Clinch, I presume, not by Tom Waits.

Lie to me video

I don't think I've posted this Lie to me video (2006) by Danny Clinch before, so here goes:






UPDATE: I did post the video earlier (although it's off line now).


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Surprise: Waits sings about alcohol

The Huffington Post examined the most talked about drugs in 15.000 rock 'n' roll songs and found alcohol was the most discussed substance. Tom Waits not only leads in mentions of alcohol, but also leads other artists with over 60 songs mentioning drugs or alcohol.

Tom Waits in the studio

Tom Waits has recently been in the studio recording both Soul of a Man and John the Revelator for God Don't Never Change, the Kickstarter project of Jeffrey Gaskill and Burning Rose Productions to produce an album with Blind Willie Johnson songs.

The bad news is the delivery date has been pushed back to late spring/early summer 2015.

Jeffey Gaskill is also trying for a nice bonus, according to his comment:
I am doing my best to get some video/photos or a conversation with Mr. Waits but that is a bridge yet to be crossed.

Alternative version of Hoist that rag on Most wanted man soundtrack?

According to a comment on IMDB, an alternative version of Hoist that rag is used during the end credits of the Anton Corbijn movie A most wanted man.

Corbijn and Waits share a history of course (most notably the wonderful picture book Anton Corbijn / Tom Waits '77-'11), but I can't find any further confirmation. In any case, the OST available on Amazon does not list Hoist that rag at all.



 

Waits poem in Captain Beefheart box set

According to Uncut, the liner notes for a new Captain Beefheart box set - Sun, Zoom, Spark: 1970 to 1972 - will contain a poem by Tom Waits.
NOW DON IS LIKE THE BONES IN A WATERMELON
OR THE SEEDS IN A FISH AND YOU CAN SEE HIM
THROUGH THE BLUE SMOKE OF A TRAMPS FIRE
IS HE STILL IN 1129 AT THE DAVENPORT HOTEL
IN SILO, MISSOURI? NO...YOU SEE MY FRIEND YOU
WILL NOT FIND HIM THERE. HE CAME FROM THE CLAY
AND HE HAS GONE BACK...LIKE RATS, LIKE RAVENS
ROOKS, AND COAL BLACK ROSES...SHARKS, SHADOWS,
SHOES AND SHEEP. HE IS NOW LIKE THE PLACE ON
THE COUNTER, WORN AWAY FROM YEARS OF MAKING CHANGE.
HE IS NOW A SIREN IN THE NEXT TOWN OVER...ONLY HIS
TAIL IS STICKING OUT OF THE GROUND.
DON, HE WAS A GIANT AND HE WALKED AMONG US ON THIS
EARTH, NOW LONG GONE...
HE HAS GONE BACK INTO THE FROGS CROAKING THROAT...
LISTEN, IN THE DESERT THERE IS A FORK STUCK IN A TREE...
PUT YOUR EAR UP TO IT AND THUMP IT, BOW IT, SWALLOW THE
SOUND AND THEN GROW IT...
DON SEEMS TO BE TELLING US ALL...DO NOT FOLLOW HIM
JUST TAKE WHAT CLUES HE LEFT AND WITH THEM, GO AND BUILD
A STRANGE HOME OF YOUR OWN