On this day in 1949: Tom Waits was born in Pomona, California.
Today’s soundtrack: TW, all day, played through a million junk yard speakers pulled out of American steel.
Today’s screening: BIG TIME, DOWN BY LAW, IRONWEED, SHORT CUTS, COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, MYSTERY MEN, DOMINO, and Tom on FERNWOOD TONIGHT.
Today’s 6am to 6am party: Waitstock.
Today’s sage advice: “Never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you’re dead”
- “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns.”
- “Never have your wallet with you onstage. It’s bad luck. You shouldn’t play the piano with money in your pocket. Play like you need the money.”
Today’s tattoos (ill-advised and otherwise):