We're done with Blue Valentine, but season six continues for another couple of weeks as Kit, Martin and Sam take another trip to the movies with this track from the Paradise Alley soundtrack. Comparisons this week between this track and others from Waits's recent history, as well as the reinterpretation of a man singing as a woman vs a woman's own perspective. And one more episode to come before we move on…
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Annie’s Back In Town, Paradise Alley OST, Tom Waits (1978)
Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis, New Coat Of Paint, Neko Case/Tom Waits (2000)
and for extras: Kentucky Avenue (play this alongside the youtube "Annie's Back In Town" for musical comparison)
(Meet Me In) Paradise Alley, Paradise Alley OST, Tom Waits (1978)
Paradise Alley, dir. Sylvester Stallone (1978)
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