Story | Nov 4, 2012 | 1:44 AM
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Story | Oct 22, 2011 | 5:59 PMOver the course of three hours of conversation at a roadside diner here called Pete's Henny Penny, Tom Waits, the singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, actor and note taker, will offer the following similes and metaphors, seemingly at random though just as likely cataloged in his memory for future use: an aging musician as "a Popsicle in the sun on a bus bench in Florida"; the process of creation as "like making Chinese food — it's very exotic and it takes a lot of time"; the Henny Penny as "privately owned, like I am"; and a woman losing her wedding ring near a lake, biting into it later when eating fish, and how such magical irony may or may not have something to do with the way Waits and his longtime collaborator-wife, Kathleen Brennan, create songs.
Story | Nov 8, 2012 | 11:27 AM
If you’ve seen Les Claypool wearing a lobster suit in Primus’ 2011 music video for the song “Tragedy’s A’Comin’,” you know the frontman is a genius of weird, and a goofball. But if you’re a die-hard fan of...
Story | Nov 9, 2012
Story | Nov 12, 2012 | 6:28 PM