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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 17 hours 38 minutes

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episode 1: Woyzeck background - Blood Money [301a]


Returning to deliver our GCSE Drama lecture for the season, Callum Hughes chats with Martin and Sam about the theatrical history of Woyzeck, some of the themes present in the play, and gives us a jumping off point for the Waits album to come. website:...


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 2021-10-20  29m
 
 

episode 2: Misery is the River of the World, Blood Money, Tom Waits [302]


Fran James and Bárbara Mendes-Jorge of the Over/Underrated podcast join Sam & Martin to kick off season 20 with a song about the saddest body of water you can imagine (feedback pending). We compare to other wet songs from musical theatre, discuss...


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 2021-10-27  21m
 
 

episode 3: Everything Goes to Hell, Blood Money, Tom Waits [303]


Back with Martin & Sam, Bárbara and Fran find a little more danceability this week, albeit in a more cliched image of doomed relationships and gender roles. With some consideration of cabaret numbers and cowboys, we take a look at how Waits...


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 2021-11-03  19m
 
 

episode 4: Coney Island Baby, Blood Money, Tom Waits [304]


As Waits returns to sentimentality and Americana, Babs and Fran are less struck by the qualities of the song and more curious as to the reality of the woman he's singing about. There's discussion of music vs lyrics in the appreciation of the Manic...


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 2021-11-10  23m
 
 

episode 5: All The World Is Green, Blood Money, Tom Waits [305]


Performance poet and writer Miss Yankey joins Martin and Sam to take a literary approach to Waits's lyrics in this song of love, lifeguarding and colour theory. website: songbysongpodcast.com twitter: @songbysongpod e-mail: songbysongpodcast@gmail.com...


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 2021-11-17  23m
 
 

episode 6: God's Away on Business, Blood Money, Tom Waits [306]


It's still lyrics-first, sound-second, with Miss Yankey sharing her approach to music analysis with Sam & Martin. Waits gets straight back into the religious material with this 'masterpiece of bitterness', bridging spiritual, earthly, and cookie...


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 2021-11-24  21m
 
 

episode 7: Another Man's Vine, Blood Money, Tom Waits [307]


Repetitions of phrase and imagery dominate this song of lust, violence and betrayal, as Miss Yankey completes her journey with Martin & Sam through Blood Money. We discover more abandonment and bitterness, as well as considering images of...


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 2021-12-01  23m
 
 

episode 8: Knife Chase, Blood Money, Tom Waits [308]


Theatrical music to underscore incidental events, or aggressive reenforcement of violent imagery? Martin & Sam find themselves poised between interpretations for this instrumental, along with their thoughts on other cutlery-based songs. website:...


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 2021-12-08  17m
 
 

episode 9: Lullaby, Blood Money, Tom Waits [309]


There’s some disappointment in Waits’s bedtime song this week, as Martin & Sam consider the purpose of the lullaby in Woyzeck and beyond, and think about the perspectives we bring to the specificities of a song. website: songbysongpodcast.com...


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 2021-12-15  22m
 
 

episode 10: Starving in the Belly of a Whale, Blood Money, Tom Waits [310]


Album fatigue begins to set in this week, with mixed feelings from Sam and Martin about the third or fourth song from Blood Money dealing with the despair humanity is endlessly surrounded by. There’s some technical sonic analysis, as well as some...


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 2021-12-22  18m
 
 
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