29 January 2009

Glitter and Doom

I'm in love with this man/his music.  Live concert from Atlanta here via NPR, from last summer's tour.  He called the tour "Glitter and Doom" and the lower part of the US, where he was, "PEHDTSCKJMBA"  It's an acronym for all the cities he went through.

Tom Waits' voice sounds to me like it could jump out of a speaker and attack you, or sneak up on you from behind your barstool and yell in your ear.  Then you hear songs like "Jersey Girl" (which Bruce Springsteen covered later on) and it's like: marry me. Write songs with shalalala for me forever.

And his press conference for "Glitter and Doom." Watch 'til the end.