This week Song by Song takes a stern look at the underpinnings of the drunken vagrant Tom Waits character, using the expertise of our guest host Catherine to explore what some of the poetic imagery of this stream-of-consciousness travelogue of a track actually represents, both in terms of Waits himself as well as the world he occupies.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Nighthawk Postcards (From Easystreet), Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits (1975)
Nighthawk Postcards (From Easystreet), PBS Soundstage recording, Tom Waits (1975)
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