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: Underground, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [092]


Back again for season 9 (we'll do this one properly, I promise), Martin and Sam are joined by Philippa Spanos to discuss the subterranean influence on Waits's early 80s work. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening...


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 2017-06-14  14m
 
 

episode 2: Shore Leave, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [093]


On this second track from Swordfishtrombones, Philippa Spanos returns to discuss with Sam and Martin some of the spaces created by the instrumental choices, and processes of musical reinvention of reinterpretation. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz...


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 2017-06-21  17m
 
 

episode 3: Dave The Butcher, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [094]


As Waits takes his first dive into the rich world of non-narrative meat-worker music, Martin, Sam and Philippa discuss some ideas of intention and improvisation, as well as the politics of food production. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam...


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 2017-06-28  14m
 
 

episode 4: Johnsburg, Illinois, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [095]


Waits seems to reach beyond himself to make a more meaningful connection in this week's song. Philippa bids goodbye to Sam and Martin with some discussion of the yearning tone and the lyrical elegance in Waits's writing. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz...


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 2017-07-05  14m
 
 

episode 5: 16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [096]


Song by Song welcomes Jo Neary to the show to discuss repeated musical themes in the writing of Waits, surreal lyrical imagery, and the influence (or lack thereof) of Captain Beefheart. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians...


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 2017-07-12  19m
 
 

episode 6: Town With No Cheer, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [097]


Pipes at the ready, Jo, Martin and Sam head to the Australian outback for this week's track, celebrating (for once) a community completely devoid of alcohol. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing...


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 2017-07-19  17m
 
 

episode 7: In The Neighbourhood, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [098]


From Mr Rogers, via The Burbs and XTC through to In The Heat Of The Night, Jo, Sam and Martin go through every single diversion possible on this week's episode of Song by Song. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening...


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 2017-07-26  16m
 
 

episode 8: Just Another Sucker On The Vine, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [099]


Our two regular suckers return with guest Jo Neary to pick through the opening track of the second half of Swordfishtrombones. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in...


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 2017-08-02  17m
 
 

episode 9: Frank's Wild Years, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [100]


100 episodes! (Sort of.) Martin and Sam fly solo to talk about some of the many complex and intricate question which surround this bleak little story of a man and his dog. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to...


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 2017-08-09  16m
 
 

episode 10: Swordfishtrombone, Swordfishtrombones, Tom Waits [101]


Some genuine detailed discussion this week (instead of the usual tangential nonsense) as Sam and Martin question the divide between the political and the personal. Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and...


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 2017-08-16  16m
 
 
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