Song by Song

Song by Song is a podcast celebrating the music of Tom Waits, hosted by podcaster-musician Martin Zaltz Austwick and actor-musician Sam Pay. Sam and Martin set themselves the goal of listening to Tom Waits’s back catalogue from beginning to end, and devoting an episode to discussing each track. Song by Song is in no way officially linked to Tom Waits, or endorsed by Tom Waits, or associates. All excerpts are used for criticism purposes - please purchase your own copies of the music at your favourite shop, app, or platform to get the full experience and support musicians' work.


episode 2: Lie To Me / Bend Down The Branches / What Keeps Mankind Alive, Orphans, Tom Waits [332/333/334]

Aaaaand… we're off! Guest host Jeu Jeu La Foille rejoins Martin and Sam to tackle the first tracks from our monumental Orphans season, digging into the first tracks of Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards. We examine the Elvis influence in another hot-and-bothered song for Kathleen, a children's song for an elderly bunny, and a very faithful cover from the Threepenny Opera.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Lie To Me, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Bend Down The Branches, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
What Keeps Mankind Alive, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)

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 2022-09-28  30m