Articles tagged tom waits

9 May 2013 // 10:06 PM

Rod Stewart: Time

Rod the Mod attempts to get back to where it once began. Time waits for no one, but Tom Waits for you.

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16 May 2012 // 10:00 PM

Willie Nelson: Heroes

At 79, Willie Nelson can still sing the hell out of the right song, but the songwriter is likely to be somebody else.

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25 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Tom Waits: Bad As Me

Bad As Me is a bracing, defiant attack against things as usual. Its clash and clatter are combative, but in the end -- and here's what throws the suits off -- utterly beautiful.

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Mr. Lewis and the Funeral 5: Delirium Tremendous

This is not the end.

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5 Aug 2011 // 10:30 AM

The wit and wisdom of Tom Waits

Tom Waits doesn’t exactly approach an interview as opportunity for self-disclosure. He’s more the hepcat who likes to play with the interviewing mouse.

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12 Jul 2011 // 1:45 AM

Bought on the Fourth of July

With The Homeland Directive writer Robert Venditti offers a deep and meditative work on the nature of personhood in an era of mass marketing. Easily the equal of the illustrious works of John Reed or Jonathan Franzen, The Homeland Directive elevates both the political thriller genre and the comics medium.

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - “Who’s Been Talkin’”

The blues is full of songs about mean mistreater women, and Howlin' Wolf recorded more than a few. But in "Who's Been Talkin'", Wolf puts the blame for failed love affair on himself.

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Here’s Your 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

While some music fans believe that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a great honor, others believe that it’s only a chance

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And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are…

When the list of nominated artists for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released this morning, there were a few surprises.

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Tom Waits: Glitter and Doom Live

The idiosyncrasy with which the long-revered songwriter has built his legacy on transpires just as fascinatingly through a live venue as it does on his studio records.

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Tom Waits isn't the only Pride of National City

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This new Terry Gilliam film will surely get major play because it features the final performance of Heath Ledger, but that aside, the visual side

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10 years ago this week: Tom Waits returns with his first record since 1992 with the critically acclaimed album Mule Variations that quite impressively goes on to

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26 Mar 2009 // 8:59 PM

Ironweed

Besting Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Paul Newman, Jason Robards and Sam Shepard, Jack Nicholson gives one of his most complicated, consuming performances.

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Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.

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Brutal. Even for a die hard Midwesterner like myself, January weather in Chicago has been brutal this year. So brutal that I find myself wrestling

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Swordfishtrombones (33 1/3) by David Smay

Rather than trying to explain the album as a whole, Smay roots through the details to find dubious truths about the man, not the artist.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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Various Artists: Healing the Divide

This disc of performances by Tom Waits, Philip Glass, the Dalai Lama, and others for the Tibetan Health Initiative is an admirable but curious release.

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Sarah Borges: Diamonds in the Dark

With her compelling sophomore album, this catchy, rock-country singer-songwriter shows why she should be a star.

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