Episode 150! We made it! … if by "it", you mean a round number of episodes, and if by "we" you mean Sam, Martin and returning guest Lily Sloane. In this landmark episode we go back to talk about Way Down In The Hole for the 7th (8th?) and final time, discussing again question of the appropriation of black culture, the use of money in the language of Waits's preacher character, and Lily's random Tom Waits sightings.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Way Down In The Hole, Big Time, Tom Waits (1988)
Way Down In The Hole, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
Way Down In The Hole, Spirit Of The Century, Blind Boys Of Alabama (2002)
Way Down In The Hole, "...and all the pieces matter..." - The Music of The Wire, The Neville Brothers (2008)
Way Down In The Hole, "...and all the pieces matter..." - The Music of The Wire, DoMaJe (2008)
Way Down In The Hole, Washington Square Serenade, Steve Earle (2007)
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