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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 21 hours 44 minutes

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episode 1: Emotional Weather Report, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [025]


Welcome to Raphael's Silver iCloud-based-storage! Season three of Song by Song opens with Martin and Sam expressing some differing opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of the album as a whole, live and studio recording techniques, and some...


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 2016-02-10  15m
 
 

episode 2: On A Foggy Night, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [026]


Aimlessly askew, misinformed and misdirected, Sam and Martin return for the second track of Nighthawks, debating the value of an authentic vs affected identity, guitar technique, and revisit one of Waits's greatest vocal influences. (Please note; no...


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 2016-02-17  16m
 
 

episode 3: Eggs and Sausage (in a Cadillac with Susan Michelson), Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [027]


Stopping briefly to shovel down a quick breakfast, Martin and Sam talk through the different perspectives on (and from) diners in Waits's songwriting, the intellectual posturing of overly loquacious verbosity (big words), and the marvellously stripped...


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 2016-02-24  15m
 
 

episode 4: Better Off Without a Wife, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [028]


Guest host Catherine Hirst joins Song by Song, and straight away gives us new perspective on the yearning qualities of Waits’s peon to solitude. Whether the song is an honest rejection of marriage or just a cover for a sublimated desire to be told...


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 2016-03-02  12m
 
 

episode 5: Nighthawk Postcards (from Easystreet), Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [029]


All smooth phrases and cold analysis, Martin, Sam and Catherine head down Easy Street for some hard looks at Waits’s attitude towards alcohol and the lifestyle that surrounds it. Thinking about place and location, and the contrast between the two...


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 2016-03-09  14m
 
 

episode 6: Warm Beer And Cold Women, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [030]


As Waits moves away from his standup stylings, Sam, Martin and Catherine discuss the contribution of some of the other performers on the album, the strengths (or lack thereof) in the songwriting as well as the details of the 1970s described in the...


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 2016-03-16  13m
 
 

episode 7: Putnam County, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [031]


Slowing into the final tracks, Catherine, Martin and Sam find Tom Waits in a calmer, more observational mood, as he swings through small-town America and describes some much more wholesome figures than we've encountered so far. And then… Martin...


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 2016-03-23  13m
 
 

episode 8: Spare Parts I [A Nocturnal Emission], Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [032]


For the final tracks of Nighthawks, Sam and Marti…


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 2016-03-30  14m
 
 

episode 9: Nobody, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [033]


More somethings from our somebodies Martin, Sam and Andrea, as Waits turns down the lights and the tempo with a simple yet soulful ballad of loss and longing. With some curiosity as to where his songwriting is and where it might be going, the...


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 2016-04-06  15m
 
 

episode 10: Big Joe And Phantom 309, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits [034]


Keep your cool, Waitsheads, Song by Song is still here and still committed, we’re just starting with the original Red Sovine track before heading into Waits’s cover of Big Joe’s story. Strange goings-on on the road are dealt with by our...


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 2016-04-13  14m
 
 
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