Another SongFight! entry. Features children's instruments, plucked ukulele and my best impression of a man who's going to die of a head cold. [more inside]
Some of you might remember my interpretation of mr. marx's interpretation of "The Piano Has Been Drinking" on MeTa a few years ago. A little-known fact however is that early in Waits's career, when he was still a struggling artist, he would opt to perform this version as a so-called "crowd pleaser". This is a rare bootleg recording of one of those occasions. [more inside]
So I went for the triumvirate: it's a spooky song with overwrought instrumentation and Tom Waits style vocals. Hope you enjoy. [more inside]
An epic exploration into the applications of group vocals, plinky synthesizers, and personal religious doubt.
spooky? - check! waitsian? - check! (yeah, we gots the megaphone) lotsofnotes? - check! [more inside]
Once again, a song by my pierced and tattooed puppet Sailor Martin , detailing a burlesque dancer in Cairo. [more inside]
Going electric for the first MeFi music challenge. Enjoy. (By the way, everything I know about beatboxing, I learned from Tom Waits.)
Short tomwaitsy song, without any of Tom Waits' actual talent. It may sound better on headphones.