Yes, that’s right. I have my tickets for the Atlanta show. He’s in the southeast for the first time since God was a fetus. I can barely restrain my head from exploding with joy. Here are the dates.
In celebration, have a crapload of Waitsian glory. And thank David Gallaher, because he wanted to make sure the word got out.
Here’s part one of goodness. There’s just too much for a single post.
“Small Change,” performed live. From the album of the same name, one of my three favorite records of all time. Damn shame this cuts off right at the end.
A veritable arseload after the break.
“Tom Traubert’s Blues (waltzing matilda),” performed live. It’s also from Small Change.
“Jitterbug Boy,” performed live.
A music video for “Temptation,” from the stage show Franks Wild Years, which I would love to know more about.
“Innocent When You Dream,” performed live in The Hague. An old friend of mine always said that she couldn’t listen to Tom in the car because her car would somehow magically drive itself to a bar. Listening to this song, you can understand.
“Johnsburg, Illinois,” performed live. One of the sweetest fucking songs you will ever hear. From Swordfishtrombones.