I Love Tom Waits

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    Old Raindog

    Tom has been my fave. A fan for over 30 years... saw him quite a number of times over that period. I'm a member of the Raindog internet discussion group also. Favorite Tom moment... all of em really but the one where I actually got close enough to pat him on the back as he came...
    teaserus teaserus
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 19, 2008

    Song Recommendations

    If you may, any Tom Waits song you feel worthy of mention above others.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jul 25, 2009

    The Higher That the Monkey Can Climb: the More He Shows His Tail...

    Especially Mule Variations, Blood Money and the Orphans trilogy... One of my very favorite tracks is "What's He Building In There" - it reminds me of a creepy Step-Uncle of mine!   I know of no-one in my age group who shares my passion for the music of Tom...
    Pixie87 Pixie87
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 18, 2009

    My Favorites....

    Hold On   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P5jV4lHHR0   Tom Traubert's Blues  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZmqbcBsTAw   Bad Liver and a Broken Heart  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tPymxhwaEE    
    Egoberd Egoberd
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

    My Brother...

    My oldest brother introduced me to Tom. He picked up swordfishtrombone in 1995 or 1996. It took me a while to warm up to Tom...I was only 14 or so, and kind of stuck on my maudlin bits...my particular sorrows hadn't warmed up to Tom...till I was about 16, and I started drinking...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 1, 2010

    The ocean doesn't want me today But I'll be

    back tomorrow to play And the stranglers will take me Down deep in their brine The mischievous braingels Down into the endless blue wine I'll open my head and let out All of my time I'd love to go drowning And to stay and to stay But the ocean doesn't want me today I'll go in up...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 25, 2014

    I Thought I Was Already In This Group!

     Duh, of course I love Tom Waits. My favorite songs (thus far) are Cemetery Polka and Tango 'til They're Sore. :)
    NaomiZero NaomiZero
    26-30, F
    May 12, 2009

    Or as one of my friends calls him,

    that drunk pirate singer!
    romper69 romper69
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    Hell Broke Luce

    Waits goes where we sent them. 
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    Aug 7, 2012

    We're All Mad Here

    I've always been drawn to quirkiness and oddities, and since I was first introduced to the poignant work of Waits a few years back, there are few other musicians that has inspired me more than him. He is simply a incredible lyricist, a quite bizarre one that is. Cliché alert; he...
    bluelips54 bluelips54
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2012

    Never Heard of Him

    I'd never heard of the person so me being a big music lover, I wiki'd him. He sounds very interesting. I will definitely check him out. Thanks to MadMorrigan. I saw him in your experiences. :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 25, 2007
    Soossie Soossie
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2014

    The Past Few Nights...

     For the past couple of nights... maybe weeks, I have been listening to tom waits all night while i sit here. Sometimes his voice is so sad but at the same time I can laugh and enjoy some of the craziness. None of my friends really get what i see in him. There is just...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 25, 2008

    Sir Tom Waits........

    BEST story teller......EVER! He is a modern day, musical shakespear. Better. I love him. I love his voice. I love his style. I love every song he sings. He's brilliant. He is magical with words. He is my favorite artist. By far.
    EzraJade EzraJade
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2007

    Waits Down Under

    I was intrigued recently to read an article in online media about the ageing Tom Waits, and how he does not tour anymore, doesn't like it. That wasn't always the case. When much younger - mind you, we were all much younger back then - he was quite the vigorous tourist. He brought...
    KenWX KenWX
    61-65, M
    Nov 24, 2011

    Tom Rules

    In my opinion, Blood Money is Tom Waits' best album. Gods Away on Business is one of the best song ever written. I just love the nihilistic outlook of that song. The same thing is true about Misery is the River of the World. It's brimming over with pessimism and weltschmerz. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 15, 2013

    I Never Talk To Strangers

    But for you, I'll make an exception
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus
    56-60, M
    Sep 17, 2012

    I Got That Drag-***** Courage, I Can Really Drive a Bed!

    At least I hope thats the line. XD I love Tom Waits, saw him live at the Palace Theater here in Louisville, Kentucky....almost orgasmed at the sight of him. I have every album available, but I am sure I'm missing a few and will go 'OutBack' to find the sumbitchez. People...
    causticstorm causticstorm
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2007

    Don't you know all my dreams come truewhen I'm

    walkin' down the street with you?
    Cierzo Cierzo
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 11

    https://youtu.be/4GIAawSTisE Ahh,

    I am the biggest fan of this guy. A friend introduced me to his music at uni and I've not stopped listening since. Just beautiful :)
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    Blue Valentine

    I am revisiting Blue Valentine. Rediscovering how good it is. Romeo is Bleeding, there's a bullet in his chest. And Postcard from a Hooker in Minneapolis - whoa. Great jazz grooves, blues, and of course Blue Valentine. I love this album. Thanks, Tom.
    NorthernDancer NorthernDancer
    46-50, M
    Feb 17, 2008

    I got a head full of lightning

    and a hat full of rain...
    nickthegeek nickthegeek
    41-45, M
    Jan 8
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 19, 2015

    Lol... Can You Identify This Tom Waits Song? :)

    When life gets you down, Dance with the lads down at the Wind Orchestra Gig   Good luck :)
    KhayP KhayP
    26-30
    Apr 15, 2010

    The ocean doesn't want me today But I'll be

    back tomorrow to play And the strangles will take me Down deep in their brine The mischievous braingels Down into the endless blue wine I'll open my head and let out All of my time. I'd love to go drowning And to stay and to stay But the ocean doesn't want me today I'll go in up...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 24, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 25, 2014

    What Happened?

    Well I loved him until he became a cartoon character.  What's up with the made up voices? 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 13, 2011

    Genius.....

    What does a pack of filterless cigarettes and a bottle of scotch sound like in a voice growling words that can drop you to your knees? That would be Tom Waits. His gruff whispers have carried me through many a tough time, and his absurdity has brought laughter when I didn't...
    MichelleMyBelle MichelleMyBelle
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2007

    Only Recently

         It was only in november 2007 that i first heard/saw tom waits. I can't believe i had gone that long without ever hearing of him! He is great! :)
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    Jun 18, 2008

    Just One of Those...

    ...people that I stray from starting to talk about as it would demand to much of everyones time to listen.   Can bring out the feelings in rocks.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 3, 2008

    $29 Dollars

    Belly up to the bar and give the master his due
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus
    56-60, M
    Jan 15, 2013

    I Encounter Small Change

    I was in graduate school in the 1970s, and working very hard at what I was paid to do: learn. Yes, we had scholarship allowances then and to augment that I had a job as a tutor as well. You weren't rich, but boy, what a life. I played cricket in the summer which always led to a...
    KenWX KenWX
    61-65, M
    Nov 24, 2011
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2011
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