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 354 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 21 hours 44 minutes

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episode 1: Earth Died Screaming, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [188]


Hey there - how’s it going? Oh nothing much, you? Yeah, it has been a while, but you know how it goes. Hey, you want to talk about some new Tom Waits songs? Cool. As we embark on our 14th season, Sam and Martin welcome Vanessa Lowe and Kent Sparling...


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 2019-04-03  14m
 
 

episode 2: Dirt in the Ground, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [189]


More music chat (which is the goal, after all) with Kent, Vanessa, Martin & Sam, as Waits releases some of the tension established in the previous track with this weird breathy hymn to the end of life. With discussion of other weird vocal styles,...


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 2019-04-10  18m
 
 

episode 3: Such a Scream, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [190]


A third week with guest hosts Vanessa & Kent brings Martin & Sam to Poetic Analysis 101 in this funhouse-mirror love song to Brennan. We talk about the depth of imagery that Waits employs, the vocal storytelling that he and our interval artist...


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 2019-04-17  16m
 
 

episode 4: All Stripped Down, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [191]


As Song by Song progresses through Bone Machine, Sam & Martin welcome Eliza Rickman and Greg Alison for a conversation around the ambience of the album, both thematically as well as sonically. We discuss the overlap of religion and sexuality in...


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 2019-04-24  19m
 
 

episode 5: Who Are You?, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [192]


Greg and Eliza return to question Martin and Sam’s identity in this fifth track from Bone Machine, as Waits challenges an old lover, or maybe interrogates the music industry, or both? We make comparisons with a more even-handed musical picture of a...


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 2019-05-01  16m
 
 

episode 6: The Ocean Doesn't Want Me Today, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [193]


For our third track with Eliza and Greg, we delve into a bleaker and more introspective world in Waits's atmospheric poem contemplating seaside suicide. Returning to his attitude to alcohol and growing up, we also take a look at a longer theatrical...


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 2019-05-08  19m
 
 

episode 7: Jesus Gonna Be Here, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [194]


Our guest-host Jenny Owen Youngs (of the Buffering The Vampire Slayer podcast) joins us as Waits goes full-spiritual for this street-corner preacher scream. We chat about ironic or revolutionary attitudes to religion in LA and Scotland, some of our...


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 2019-05-15  17m
 
 

episode 8: A Little Rain, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [195]


Amateur meteorologist and part-time Muppet Tom Waits takes another stab at bleak reportage in this song about loss and the threat to childhood. Jenny Owen Youngs returns for another discussion around Randy Newman, Django Reinhardt and our old friend...


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 2019-05-22  21m
 
 

episode 9: In The Colosseum, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [196]


For this bread-and-circus-iest (breadiest and circusiest?) of tracks, guest host Jenny Owen Youngs comes out strong for Waits and his political diatribe... while Sam and Martin are more equivocal. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two...


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 2019-05-29  20m
 
 

episode 10: Goin' Out West, Bone Machine, Tom Waits [197]


Martin & Sam welcome Mary Epworth to the show, as Waits expresses his dream of heading (back?) to the coast to make it in the movies. With images of Hollywood by Waits in the wake of his experiences with Coppolla, as well as other west-coast...


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 2019-06-05  18m
 
 
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