Thursday, February 22, 2007

We Have a Right to Know!...just plain creepy

This one goes out to my best buddy Perry. Check out the video on the top of the right-hand column. This is one of many wonderfully bizarre concoctions by Tom Waits. If you aren't familiar with his work, then SHAME ON YOU! He is undoubtedly one of the most original artists of our day. A critic once described his voice as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months then taken outside and run over with a car." His music persona is unique. He is at his best when singing about freaky places and characters. Perry has been a die-hard fan of his for years. He once traveled on a Greyhound bus from Cleveland to Minneapolis to see him...kinda kooky!

He likes to throw in a spoken-word number every now and then on his albums. The video is one of my favorite stories he tells. He isn't singing in this one, but it's a classic.

The whistling at the end sends a chill up my spine.

Do yourself a favor and get some of his music. **warning** It can be habit forming!

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