Saturday, January 29, 2011

And Now For Something Completely Different

I was inspired. Well, it was late, I was wide awake and Phlegmmy had a nice discussion on what attracts her to certain music. You can read about it here in the post titled "the dividend of years of improper vocal technique: train wreck".

It got me to thinking back to when I was in college and the types of things I liked. I was (am) first and foremast a metal-head with an unexplainable taste in "hair bands" which I still haven't quite figured out. HOWEVER, I spent some time in a music department full of experimental composers and performers. It was awesome. My time there really caused my appreciation for darn-near anything remotely musical to really bloom. My collection is...eclectic to say the least.

Back to the point. Phlegmmy's comment in her post that she has always enjoyed music that was "slightly askew" got me to thinking about one of my favorites, Tom Waits. I don't know what it is about his music, but I can, and do, sit and listen to it for hours. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good, no thought required, 3 chord brain blaster as much as I always have, but this is good stuff.





And I love that fact that his voice has been introduced to a whole new generation by way of this little spot.



Tole