This is why I like Tom Waits

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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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My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.


  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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