Martin and Sam greet new guest host Alice Sanders to discuss the first of Tom Waits's beat poems, following the meandering imagery of an unsettled man drifting along California's roads. Song structure and creating intimacy and a sense of time all get mentioned... and Sam totally forgets that Diamonds isn't on Nighthawks, it's on Dime Store Novels. Idiot.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Diamonds on my Windshield, The Heart of Saturday Night, Tom Waits (1974)
October in the Railroad Earth, Poetry For The Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac and Steve Allen (1959)
And for contrast, Diamonds on my Windshield, Dime Store Novels vol. 1, Tom Waits (1974)
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