Song by Song

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episode 5: Midnight Lullaby, Closing Time, Tom Waits [005]

Lulled by children’s rhymes and traditional tunes, Martin and Sam start to talk about Waits’s lyrical content (or lack thereof), as well as personality vs. persona, tenderness compared with romance and a magpie attitude to language and songs.

Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in chronological order.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include: Midnight Lullaby, Closing Time, Tom Waits (1973) Bo Diddly, His Best, Bo Diddly (1997/1955)

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 2015-09-18  12m