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 5: Fish In The Jailhouse / Widow's Grove / Army Ants, Orphans, Tom Waits [341/342/343]

Returning for another eclectic selection of tracks, Amanda, Martin and Sam listen to a pescatarian jailbreak tune, an unusually conversational murder ballad, and Waits-does-Attenborough. We consider the possible origins of Widow's Grove, truth and fiction in insect monologues, and the value of seafood-based escapology.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Fish In The Jailhouse, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Widow's Grove, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Army Ants, 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.


 2022-10-19  33m