This is why I like Tom Waits

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This is why I like Tom Waits

This is why I like Tom Waits

I’ve never made a secret of the fact that my all-time favourite recording artist bar none is Mr Thomas Alan Waits of Pomona, California. My all-time favourite album is a Tom Waits album, my all-time favourite concert was a Tom Waits concert and my all-time favourite song about inebriated pianos is a Tom Waits song about an inebriated piano. You get the drift.

He’ll be touring soon, which is good news for me. Assuming I get a ticket, that is. Getting hold of a ticket for a Tom Waits concert is a fiendishly difficult business. The last time he played in the UK was four years ago and I booked a day of work for the day the tickets went on sale and still failed to get hold of one.

Anyhow, he’s touring again and here’s a clip of the “press conference” he held to announce it. Like his music, you’ll either get it or you won’t.

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Tom is a mostly funny writer, sometimes illustrator, and lapsed stand-up comedian based in Birmingham, UK. Currently an Expert Blogger at Time Out Birmingham, he's had humour pieces, illustrations, and articles about popular culture published in print and online publications.

3 Comments

  1. smilingdave May 28, 2008 at 3:03 am

    Hope you got a ticket?

  2. Tom Lennon May 28, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Thanks, Dave. After making the post I found out that the tickets for the European leg went on sale yesterday.

    24th July. Paris Rex Theatre. I’ll be there.

    I’m still grinning from ear to ear… 🙂

  3. Dave May 29, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Excellent! 4 days later, I’ll be in Edinburgh. I’m very excited, but a little nervous as to which Tom will turn up – hoping it’s the tuneful Tom, not the experimental one!

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