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.