Song by Song extends a warm welcome to Eric Molinsky of the Imaginary Worlds Podcast, joining us for the latest track from Rain Dogs. As we pick through how Waits presents himself in both the songs as well as his PR appearances, we get to look at the humour in his writing, and more of the ideas of how to represent worlds through music and lyrics. Also spider-venom dancing.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Tango Till They're Sore, Rain Dogs, Tom Waits (1985)
The Masochism Tango, An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer, Tom Lehrer (1959)
Tom Waits on Late Night With David Letterman 2/6/86, via YouTube (1986)
A playlist of Rain Dogs promo videos, via YouTube
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