Thursday, December 07, 2017
Happy birthday Tom Waits!
On December 7, 1949, the man who was to become best story-telling songwriter ever was born "in the back seat of a Yellow Cab in a hospital loading zone and with the meter still running. I emerged needing a shave and shouted 'Time Square, and step on it!'", according to an early record company press release, which is about as likely true as anything else Tom Waits has ever told the world about his life.
To celebrate, here are six relatively randomly chosen songs!
'Hey Charlie, I'm pregnant...'
'Sane, sane, they're all insane...'
'Well with buck shot eyes and a purple heart, I rolled down the national stroll...'
Well she's up against the register with an apron and a spatula...
'Got no time for the corner boys...'
'It's dreamy weather...'
'You're the head on the spear, you're the nail on the cross...'