Thursday, May 17, 2007

Waitin' with Waits

Been feelin' a little under the weather lately. Waitin' for the energy to kick back to eleven. Alas, waitin' with a little Waits eases the whole process.

Q: Do you collect anything?
Tom Waits: Like little ceramic dogs? I collect instruments. It's ongoing.

Q: Do you have a favorite sound?
Tom Waits: Bacon. In a frying pan. If you record the sound of bacon in a frying pan and play it back it sounds like the pops and cracks on an old 33 1/3 recording. Almost exactly like that. You could substitute it for that sound.

---excerpt from Pitchfork interview, 2006

I love Tom. Although there is some dispute over whether he said this first, I consider this one of his best quotes:

“Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.”

I raise a glass to all my new, fabulous, and brilliant friends in the blogsphere. You know who you are.

currently listening to: Tom Waits, Closing Time


Invisible said...

How cute was that post?


SamuraiFrog said...

Aw, you're being the sweetie again today, Bon. Great post, love me some Waits. Feel better soon.

Allan said...

What a GREAT photo! That's a STACK!One day I'm gonna do a two-hour show called "Tom Waits for No One"...really!
Hoping you feel better soon, looking forward...

AC@44 said...

Cheers .. HMV didn't exist back in 85, but we probably passed in the aisles somewhere.

bonjourtristesse said...

Hi wonderful brilliant friends!

Cheers to you cute Vis...I see you and adore ya to bitz and bites! Hope you are gettin some rest-age!

SF! Easy to be sweet with sweetness surrounding...Thanks for the ups and the feel better...hey! I suddenly do!

Allan! Yeah! I love the photo tooooo!!!! STACK 'N A HALF eh???LOL! That's brilliant..."Waits for no one"... I wonder if he would wait for Godot? Looking forward too, brother!!! :D

AC! I'll bet we did, maybe we fought over the last copy in the delete bin of Platinum Blonde's "Standing in the Dark" at A&A's!!!LOL!

Good to see you all! You are all such good medicine,thanks so very much!

Great weekend!