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. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 17 hours 38 minutes

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episode 1: Mailbag Episode #5


Before we move on into more films and Real Gone, Sam and Martin dig into the letters, tweets and pigeon-post sent in by listeners over the last year or so, accepting corrections, embracing re-interpretations and talking about disappointing lakes....


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 2022-02-23  35m
 
 

episode 2: Real Gone teaser


Next week Song by Song pushes into Waits's 2004 release Real Gone, but before we kick off, Sam & Martin acknowledge the remaster changes, how the show will deal with these different versions, and handle any other business arising. website:...


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 2022-04-20  4m
 
 

episode 3: Top of The Hill, Real Gone, Tom Waits [316]


Season 21 launches into an opening track with surprising energy, as guest host Shani Erez joins Sam and Martin to climb the Real Gone mountain towards the top of that hill. The sonic qualities of this album, Waits's attitude to the stories he's...


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 2022-04-27  24m
 
 

episode 4: Hoist That Rag, Real Gone, Tom Waits [317]


Groovy or bleak, polemic or afterparty, M.A.S.H or Generation Kill? Shani Erez rejoins Martin and Sam to look at the anthemic second track of Real Gone, exploring the anger of Waits, the song's effectiveness beyond its anti-war context, and the big...


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 2022-05-04  22m
 
 

episode 5: Sins of My Father, Real Gone, Tom Waits [318]


Three episodes of talking to Sam and Martin, and Shani is starting to check her watch, as Waits makes an exteeeeended exploration of generational trauma. Runtime does preoccupy our conversation, as well as density of imagery, hope for the future, and...


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 2022-05-11  21m
 
 

episode 6: Shake It, Real Gone, Tom Waits [319]


We welcome writer, poet and theatre maker Molly Naylor, digging into the fractured narrative of Shake it with Martin and Sam. We unpick some of the hidden stories, discuss the tribute to Bill Hicks, and then hit the dance floor for a big party anthem!...


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 2022-05-18  20m
 
 

episode 7: Dont Go Into That Barn, Real Gone, Tom Waits [320]


The dark history of a barn in Kentucky is Waits’s topic this week, as Molly, Sam and Martin examine how the story behind the barn relates to the Underground Railroad of the 1800. (Please note story is only metaphorically “behind the barn” - see...


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 2022-05-25  22m
 
 

episode 8: How's it Gonna End, Real Gone, Tom Waits [321]


Waits returns to vignettes this week, as well as incomplete stories and the longing for closure, as Molly rejoins Sam and Martin to talk about how these stories relate to fiction, journalism, and apocalyptic love songs. website: songbysongpodcast.com...


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 2022-06-01  23m
 
 

episode 9: Metropolitan Glide, Real Gone, Tom Waits [322]


Musician and theatre-maker Dominic Conway gets his dancing shoes on with Sam and Martin for a conversation about the sonic feel of this track, the lack of lyrical focus in this album, and dance instructionals of the early 2000s. website:...


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 2022-06-08  22m
 
 

episode 10: Dead and Lovely, Real Gone, Tom Waits [323]


Dominic is back with Sam and Martin, thinking about both the beauty and exploitation-of-beauty that this song contains, and considering how it compares with the traditions of murder ballads. website: songbysongpodcast.com twitter: @songbysongpod...


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 2022-06-15  22m
 
 
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