This was sent to me courtesy of a friend of mine. For those of you not familar with the weird, wonderful world of Tom Wait’s you should definitely educate yourself =). He’s got the gravliest voice I’ve ever heard, has a sharp as tacks wit:
He’s written an impressive list of long-standing song favorites:His songs are covered often by varied musicians – Downtown Train, Long Way Home, and Ol’ 55 are all his.
He’s written loads of experimental and bawdy music, like :
What’s He Building in there:
Christmas Card from a hooker in Minneapolis
And now for the news from the the official website:
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The Tom Waits song “Sins of My Father” from his 2004 album “Real Gone” will be featured in an intriguing new documentary called “Sins of My Father” out in late November. The film deals with a possible reconciliation between the sons of notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the sons of some of Escobar’s victims. The film will premier at the IDFA Festival. For more info go here.
You can view a CNN interview with the film’s director Nicolas Entel here. Read More
(pic Michael O’Brien)
The US premier of Terry Gilliam’s much anticipated cinematic hallucination “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,” featuring Tom Waits as the devil, will materialize on November 2nd in Los Angeles at the AFI Festival. The elaborate fantasy, about the leader of a traveling theater group who takes his audience on a mind-expanding exploration of their imaginations, stars the late Heath Ledger, whose role is also played at various times throughout the film by Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell. Also featured are Christopher Plummer and the before mentioned Tom Waits. The film will screen at the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater. For more details go here. Read More