Tag: Tom Waits

Temptation

“I can resist anything except temptation” quipped Oscar Wilde, well over a century ago. Wilde was thumbing his nose at Victorian morality, which worked out really well for him. We like to imagine that we’re well past the era of unctuous moralizing, but we’re not … Continue reading Temptation

Tell Me

This is Tom Waits at his most non-weird, a reminder that in the first phase of his career, he was an average songwriter not dissimilar to Randy Newman or Bruce Springsteen. Being those things isn’t bad – he was perfectly good at it. But eccentricity … Continue reading Tell Me