"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"

Friday, January 16, 2009

The mind reels while Tom Waits

David over at Jim Dandy Goodness has thrown down the gauntlet, declaring that he does not like Tom Waits. I, therefore, in the spirit of Sam-I-Am, must poke, prod and otherwise annoy him until he gets his mind right.

Sure there's the music,

which continues to get more avant-garde

and the hypnotic and sometimes hyper-strange videos

But really, its the total package: the persona and the performer

and only Waits or Bob Dylan is the kind of subversive genius that would come up with this:

And as if that isn't enough, here is an entire concert from the same tour, from last July in Atlanta, that is stone gar-un-freakin'-teed to blow your mind.

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