Tom Waits. Here’s What You Missed.

Please keep in mind, as you watch the following video that it does not at all do justice to the real deal. But it’s better than nothing.

I’m still recovering from the weekend as a whole (the older I get, the longer it takes) so I’m going to make it an early night.

Thank you, Tom Waits, for an incredible performance…

Fun facts about Tom Waits:

Tom Waits was the first artist to successfully sue a company for using an impersonator without permission.

Tom Waits refuses to allow the use of his songs in commercials.

He’s listed as a composer on the soundtrack to the 1996 movie Dead Man Walking.

Tom’s favorite sound is bacon frying in a pan.

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He taught himself how to play the piano as a child.

His first job was at Napoleon Pizza House in San Diego, CA.

A critic once described Tom’s unique voice as sounding “like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months and then taken outside and run over with a car.

Tom Waits was the crazy guy who ate bugs and talked to his “master” in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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