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 6: Bottom of The World / Little Drop of Poison / Books of Moses, Orphans, Tom Waits [344/345/346]

Martin and Sam welcome Hannah McGregor for another trio of Waits’s abandoned children: a hobo lullabye, his contribution to the Shrek-niverse and a tribute to one of 1969’s most unusual solo projects. Plus: how hard would it be for two women in their 30s to fit inside one overcoat?!?

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Bottom Of The World, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Little Drop Of Poison, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Books Of Moses, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Books Of Moses, Oar, Skip Spence (1969)

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.


 2022-10-26  32m