You know what I think? I thing people need to lay off Bob Dylan and build a cottage industry out of covering Tom Waits songs instead. He may have a sepulchral voice and a sensibility black as night, but it would all be nothing without a solid foundation of great poetic writing. What may sound weird to newcomers is a beautiful, beautiful song. It’s waiting to be embraced by a beautiful voice. I’m waiting to hear Tom Waits sung by a beautiful woman with a bedroom voice over a cabaret piano. No, Scarlett Johansson doesn’t count. Maybe Amanda Palmer?