More somethings from our somebodies Martin, Sam and Andrea, as Waits turns down the lights and the tempo with a simple yet soulful ballad of loss and longing. With some curiosity as to where his songwriting is and where it might be going, the masculine and feminine personas in his stories and discussion of where his immediate contemporaries are in this era, Song by Song rounds the corner and heads for home on Nighthawks.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Nobody, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits (1975)
Car On A Hill, Court And Spark, Joni Mitchell (1974)
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