Season 13 Teaser [171a]

Lucky for some, season 13 brings us to another structural shift in the format of the podcast, as we take the opportunity to bounce off of the Night On Earth soundtrack into Waits's film appearances. Season 13 will continue to expand over the coming months and years as we add more films to this semi-complete catalogue, but for now look forward to the soundtrack, the film itself as well as a couple of other movie discussions through the beginning of 2019.

Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Good Old World (Gypsy), Night On Earth, Tom Waits (1991)

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Big Time Introduction - Big Time [143a]

Thanks for coming everyone - you all got a coffee, great, there's plenty more chairs up here at the front, don't be shy. Ok, welcome to Song by Song season twelve, Big Time album and film, parish notices first I think… As we embark on another (slightly) contracted season covering this 1988 live release, there are a few details to explain about how we're going about things this time around, so if you could all pay attention we'll get out of here nice and quick.

Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Jockey Full Of Bourbon, Rain Dogs, Tom Waits (1985)

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Season Six Teaser - Blue Valentine [055a]

Welcome back to Song by Song - we've had to take another couple of weeks between seasons to get some episodes in the can before Sam heads up to sunny Scotland for panto season (playing "Bewhiskered Victorian Gentleman #3" in Scrooge! at Pitlochry Festival Theatre; a mere 7 hours by train from London! Come one, come all...). But in the meantime, feast your ears on our upcoming guests. Season six on Blue Valentine will commence 16 November 2016. We'll see you there...

Inter-Season break - Foreign Affairs and Film Noir

Welcome back to Song by Song - we're taking a couple of weeks out before starting our fifth season on Foreign Affairs to listen to some music, watch some films, and argue about eggs. You're welcome to do the same, but please rejoin us later in August for more Tom Waits and sparkling repartee.

(Specifically, we'll be watching Pickup on South Street and They Live by Night - influences on Potter's Field and Burma Shave respectively, and available from all good film retailers)

Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Cinny’s Waltz, Foreign Affairs, Tom Waits (1977)

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