News: Tom Waits
Vaudevillian bluesman turns guest presenter on Australian radio show, reveals favourite tracks
There are few finer pleasures in this world than hearing Tom Waits perform, but hearing Tom Waits speak runs it pretty damn close — and here the Rain Dogs man does plenty of the latter with a guest presenter slot on Australia’s Daily Planet radio show.
The folk and blues legend holds forth on a number of topics including his favourite recording ever, why Bob Dylan is a ‘country to be explored’ and how our brains will get smaller as computers get bigger.
In between the chit chat, Tom finds time to drop a number of tracks from Otis Redding, William Burroughs(!), Alex Chilton, Elvis Presley and Smokey Robinson And The Miracles — fine company to find yourself in of a Thursday morning.