[Yeah, yeah, I know. But I like my way better. Besides, what the hell is an ides? That just ain't no good English, if'n you ask me.]
Thanks to Arlee Bird of the blog 'WROTE BY ROTE' for making me aware of this musical challenge. It looked like fun so I thought I'd join in. (You know how I am about having fun!) I borrowed and edited Arlee's intro to suit my own needs here.
Debbie at DOGLADY'S DEN had the following meme at her site recently. The premise is to use song titles of a favorite band or artist to answer a series of questions.
I'm a big fan of the pre-1983 TOM WAITS.
|TOM WAITS UP A TREE. FOR WHAT, I DON'T KNOW.|
After his fabulous soundtrack for the movie 'ONE FROM THE HEART' he began doing weird(er) things with music just for the sake of being weird(er). You know, when your percussion becomes dry cat bones drummed against an empty Budweiser can, you begin to lose me. Sorry!
But in my opinion, the pre-'83 Tom Waits was perhaps the finest lyricist in music history. It was my good friend General Poohregard (Pooh!!!) who introduced me to the music of Waits circa 1981. We used to like drinking at his pad while listening to Randy Newman's 'TROUBLE IN PARADISE' album and the 1976 Tom Waits album 'SMALL CHANGE'. Later, I got so into the early Waits recordings that I acquired them all on compact disc.
In this musical challenge each song title is a link to the recording at YouTube - click and dig those crazy lyrics!
Here is my life according to Tom Waits:
|'THE HEART OF SATURDAY NIGHT'|