Returning from the Christmas break (which we slightly caught ourselves off-guard with, hope nobody was confused by a lack of episode for the last few weeks), we push on towards the close of this second season of Song by Song. Isy Suttie returns to debate, amongst other things, the relationship between audience and performer in live and recorded settings, and the ways that this can be shifted and altered. We also discuss Frank Zappa, Waits's difficulties opening for him on tour, and even find time to talk about Drunk On The Moon itself... all in less than 15 minutes!
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Drunk On The Moon, The Heart of Saturday Night, Tom Waits (1974)
Friday The 13th, Thelonius Monk & Sonny Rollins, Monk/Rollins (1954)
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