This man’s name is You think you have never heard of him but you have. It was Tom Waits that you heard in the .Shrek 2 scene when King Harold went to The Poison Apple Bar to contract Puss In Boots to finish off Shrek. Yes, the one with Captain Hook on the piano.
“I like my towwwwwn, with a little drop of poisonnnnnnn….”.
The dirty, gravelly voice that’s more painful than Dolores Umbridge‘s Blood Quill punishment? Yeah. Correct. That was Tom Waits.
His songs make me feel like I am watching a carnival through a looking glass- a combination of hideousness and beautiful mystery, both maddening and intoxicating at the same time. I can’t look away.
This is “The Part You Throw Away“. It is raining outside. I like to think that this coincidence is not a coincidence.
You dance real slow
You wreck it down
You walk away, then you
What did that old blonde gal say?
That is the part…
You throw away
Then ask yourself: which part did you throw away?
Makes you feel like your heart’s been stabbed a little, no?
(No, I didn’t cry this time)
Come on. Click play. You know you want to.
- Tom Waits to Reissue First Four Asylum Albums on Vinyl (spinner.com)
- Tom Waits Exclusive Vinyl Releases (jambase.com)
- Tom Waits – Saturday at Herbst Theatre (sfgate.com)