As Blue Valentine heads towards its close, Kit Lovelace joins Martin and Sam to discuss some of the violent imagery buried in the dense storytelling of Waits. With the oppositions in the lyrics (as well as the title) and comparison between Waits and They Might Be Giants (anyone want to start a partner podcast? Anyone?!?), Song by Song once again discusses the big issues facing society: this week, ants vs picnics.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun, Blue Valentine, Tom Waits (1978)
Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love, Flood, They Might Be Giants (1990)
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