YouTube Music Wednesday

November 28, 2007 at 9:44 pm 1 comment

This is Tom Waits singing Bad Liver and a Broken Heart in 1977. You can find a recording on his album Small Change. I got into Tom Waits back when I was in university, mainly because the man’s a damned genius. The best argument for smoking the world’s ever had, too.

If you like this, check out the uploader’s other videos, which include everything else from this set; they’re pretty much mandatory listening for any Tom Waits fan.


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  • 1. Margaret  |  November 29, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    I, too, love Tom Waits, have done ever since a Sixth Form party at the house of the Head of Sixth Form when I heard him for the very first time. About twenty years before you, I imagine. I still don’t think you can beat his growls, Blood Money, in particular for late- night-in-front-of-open-fire-listening-and-musing. Except for possibly Brad Mehldau …

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As of 12th September 2008 it has been forty five weeks since I quit smoking. So in another seven weeks it'll have been a whole year.

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