Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. (courtesy wikipedia)
I am really digging Tom Waits lately - I mean really digging him. Pure genius this man...today I heard the entire "Nighthawks at the Diner" LP from 1975 and was mesmorized. I wanted so badly to tie in Tom Waits and San Francisco, so here ya go. Conan O'Brien filmed in San Francisco one week back in 2007 and interviewed Tom Waits. HA!! I did it!!
Also, congrats to Conan for snaggin' that Tonight Show gig - good luck Monday night!
I am a native of San Francisco, California currently living in Raleigh, North Carolina with my other half, John Taylor. John is an entertainer, talented musician, and the author of Easily Mused. We both love music, pop culture, and are definitely not your average folk. Our philosophy in life is to enjoy every moment and to live and love well. I hope you enjoy our blogs and keep coming back to share your thoughts. Peace.