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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 18m. Bisher sind 353 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 21 hours 11 minutes

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episode 16: Sea of Love / Goodnight Irene / Altar Boy, Orphans, Tom Waits [371/372/373]


Jo, Martin and Sam return to the ocean, the church, and another Leadbelly cover to consider Waits's reinterpretation of various older songs. The swirling Sea of Love, the unnecessary pub singalong, and behind-the-altar confessionals all get a new...


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episode 15: Walk Away / If I Have To Go / Poor Little Lamb, Orphans, Tom Waits [368/369/370]


Walking back to the show only to walk away again, Jo Neary takes on another trio of Orphans with Martin and Sam. Beginning with the 90s religious material, heading back to theatre of the 80s, and then the street poetry of William Kennedy’s...


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episode 14: Mailbag Episode #6


As we enter 2023, Sam and Martin take a quick rummage through the emails, tweets and carrier pigeon letters the listeners have sent in over the last year, getting your take on lyrical and musical elements we may have missed, as well as a bunch of...


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episode 13: The Return of Jackie and Judy / It's Over / Home I'll Never Be, Orphans, Tom Waits [365/366/367]


Martin is a punk, Sam Pay is a runt, Vera joined the podcast and they all… focused on getting enough water because hydration is important. We dip back into the Woyzeck material, consider Ramones fandom, and Waits pays tribute to Jack Kerouac....


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 2022-12-14  37m
 
 

episode 12: All The Time / Little Man / Nirvana, Orphans, Tom Waits [362/363/364]


Vera Chok makes her triumphant 2023 return to Song by Song for fat driving beats, donated smooth jazz vocals and a moment of zen. This week we discuss the anger of an ageing codependent relationship, the nature (and futility) of advice, and the magic...


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 2022-12-07  38m
 
 

episode 10: Road To Peace / Fannin Street / Redrum, Orphans, Tom Waits [359/360/361]


It’s all stories of attentiveness and canines this week, as we welcome Dina Del Bucchia to the show for a striptease routine, sentimental intensity, and a song about a mean lady. We discuss his connection to Bette Midler, consensual domination, and...


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episode 10: Puttin' On The Dog / Never Let Go / Dog Door, Orphans, Tom Waits [356/357/358]


It’s all stories of attentiveness and canines this week, as we welcome Dina Del Bucchia to the show for a striptease routine, sentimental intensity, and a song about a mean lady. We discuss his connection to Bette Midler, consensual domination, and...


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episode 9: Lord I've Been Changed / Tell It To Me / First Kiss, Orphans, Tom Waits [353/354/355]


Jeffrey’s with Martin and Sam for a second Orphaned week, delighting in gospel music, songs of absentee fathers, and approximately 500 Bing Bangs. Waits sidesteps his irony to celebrate religion (or at least its musical traditions), we get down and...


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episode 8: Ain't Goin' Down To The Well / World Keeps Turning / Two Sisters, Orphans, Tom Waits [350/351/352]


We welcome Nightvale’s own Jeffrey Cranor back to Song by Song, joining Martin and Sam to explore a Lead Belly cover, sentimental material from the film Pollock, and a murderous song of sibling rivalry. We talk about mutability and adaptation in the...


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 2022-11-09  32m
 
 

episode 7: Lucinda / Shiny Things / Bone Chain, Orphans, Tom Waits [347/348/349]


A positive start and slight decline for Hannah, Sam and Martin, with Waits in murder ballad mode, a simple banjo-led song of yearning and the first instrumental of the album. The ‘who’ of our Brawler, the ‘where’ of our Bawler, and the...


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