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.

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episode 4: 2:19/Long Way Home/Heigh Ho!, Orphans, Tom Waits [338/339/340]


Martin and Sam welcome actor-musician Amanda Gordon to the show, getting into the groove of 2:19, the history of Long Way Home, and the strange dark texture of Heigh Ho. We discuss the value of grim interpretation, the lyrical flourishes in Waits's own writing and elsewhere, and the importance of accurate railway scheduling.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
2:19, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Long Way Home, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Heigh Ho, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)

We think your Song by Song experience will be enhanced by hearing, in full, the songs featured in the show, which you can get hold of from your favourite record shop or online platform. Please support artists by buying their music, or using services which guarantee artists a revenue - listen responsibly.


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 2022-10-12  32m