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 348 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 18 hours 14 minutes

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Song by Song Mailbag #1


As Martin and Sam continue preparations for season eleven, Franks Wild Years, we take a long-overdue dive into the mailbag to justify the endless trails of email/twitter/facebook in *every single episode*! With comments, corrections, additions and...


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 2018-03-21  24m
 
 

episode 1: Hang On St Christopher, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits [126]


Welcome back to Song by Song for this, our eleventh season, taking on the 1987 album Franks Wild Years. Sam and Martin begin again with some (brief) discussion of its theatrical context, as well as the strange mechanised wanderlust...


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 2018-04-04  16m
 
 

episode 2: Straight To The Top (Rhumba), Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits [127]


Straight to one-down-from-the-top (track-listing-wise), Martin and Sam continue with more tortuous car similes, the divide between genuine celebration and the desperation for the same, and special guest-input from Google Translate. Song by Song is...


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 2018-04-11  10m
 
 

episode 3: Blow Wind Blow, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits [128]


Jeremy Warmsley joins Sam and Martin to bloviate on Blow Wind Blow, a track which does not seem to connect easily with any of them. Picking the narrative apart, discussing some of the strengths (or frustrations) of the arrangement, and the importance...


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 2018-04-18  18m
 
 

episode 4: Temptation, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits [129]


Hitting his groove (as well as the sideboard), Waits lifts into his falsetto for this warning against the evils of... alcohol? Women? Lack of faith? All three? Jeremy Warmsley returns for more discussion of music videos, sex, and identity in the...


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 2018-04-25  17m
 
 

episode 5: Innocent When You Dream, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits [130]


Song by Song is back for one more episode with Jeremy Warmsley, as he, Sam and Martin take a look at one of Waits's classic songs from this album, the way his storytelling style relates to truth and lies/dreams, as well as some more esoteric music...


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 2018-05-02  15m
 
 

episode 6: I'll Be Gone, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits [131]


Helen Sadler of the Flixwatcher podcast joins Martin and Sam to listen to Tom Waits's cock...rel. Some brief discussion of Waits as an actor, further debate around the danceability of Tom Waits songs and a celebration of the work of Kate Bush quickly...


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 2018-05-09  15m
 
 

episode 7: Yesterday Is Here, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits [132]


Still picking apart the worlds of the album and the play, Helen, Sam and Martin delve into the tone created by Waits, as well as Paul McCartney, in their songs yearning for the past. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians...


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 2018-05-16  13m
 
 

episode 8: Please Wake Me Up, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits [133]


More dream talk with Helen, Sam and Martin, as Waits constructs an unsettled and dislocated musical world to capture the sense of space between waking and sleeping. We also discuss the impact of sound (and film) on big systems vs headphones, as well...


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 2018-05-23  18m
 
 

episode 9: Frank's Theme, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits [134]


Martin and Sam are joined by Lily Sloane of A Therapist Walks Into A Bar to discuss this side of the album's final track (as well as the first song from the play), and the images of dreams, hope, despair and fantasy that it evokes. Plus turnip-sales....


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 2018-05-30  15m
 
 
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