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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 17, 2018 15:27
 

 Cynaera wrote:

I just wanna hug you.  Sometimes realization takes its own sweet time. I'm still learning, and, like you, I keep listening because I never know what I'll discover. This is the most bestest place to be. Got my metaphorical toes dug into the sand and a margarita in my hand - looking at the ocean and pretty much planning to stay in radioparadiseland forever. {#Sunny}


Ann - How's the tequila in the radioparadiseland in the clouds?  You are NOT forgotten, completely missed, and a reminder to (me at least) drop the ego and enjoy the moment.  Long Live RP and Cynaera Posts!!!

OH....this early Waits is great, and while 8 would rhyme, I'll go with 9 (HAHA!)

dc_zee
Posted: Mar 21, 2018 15:40
 

...and then there's Tom fishing with John. He could have hummed Ol'55.  I like the beginning statement... "Having destroyed their car...."

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fishing+with+john+tom+waits&view=detail&mid=115270738F1A3899A820115270738F1A3899A820&FORM=VIRE
expatlar
Posted: Mar 21, 2018 15:36
 

Only thing wrong with this song is that it reminds me of the Eagles.
chyk5
(Florida)
Posted: Feb 21, 2018 8:53
 

 Cynaera wrote:

I just wanna hug you.  Sometimes realization takes its own sweet time. I'm still learning, and, like you, I keep listening because I never know what I'll discover. This is the most bestest place to be. Got my metaphorical toes dug into the sand and a margarita in my hand - looking at the ocean and pretty much planning to stay in radioparadiseland forever. {#Sunny}

 
It's so unfortunate she wasn't able to stay forever. I sure miss this lady's insightful, witty, creative posts. I too am grateful to Bill for introducing me to the album. It's a stunner. 
idiot_wind
Posted: Feb 21, 2018 8:51
 

 Hoosfoos wrote:
Kill it with fire before it lays eggs.

 
Hey man, 

It ain't Tom's fault.  The piano has been drinking!  Ha! 
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 11, 2017 11:35
 

 Hoosfoos wrote:
Kill it with fire before it lays eggs.
 
You rate pretty much every song on RP sucko barfo.
Why not listen to a station that plays music you like?
Hoosfoos
Posted: Jul 27, 2017 17:58
 

Kill it with fire before it lays eggs.
danoodles
(Saint Louis, Mo.)
Posted: Mar 27, 2017 12:10
 

Terrible, burn this.
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Mar 27, 2017 12:09
 

 Skydog wrote:


from Wiki;
Tom Waits has been critical of the Eagles' cover version of the song, admitting that he was "not that particularly crazy about (their) rendition of it ... I thought their version was a little antiseptic." 


 
In the live version on the Eagles box set, Frey mentions this as well.  And then he also mentions that Tom got a nice check one day in the mail (which I'm sure are still coming 43 years later), and he then he quit bitching about it.
BBoyes
(Utah: Gateway to Nevada)
Posted: Feb 24, 2017 20:31
 

 Highlowsel wrote:
This is the reason why music done by humans (for humans) is the best.  Computer generated noise may have its place ...
 
Yes, I much prefer human-generated noise.
Highlowsel
(New York City - Escape velocity attained; now what!?)
Posted: Sep 23, 2016 13:13
 

This is the reason why music done by humans (for humans) is the best.  Computer generated noise may have its place but can never equal such as this. 

Now I will never, EVER, argue that 'ol Tom is a Pavarotti when it comes to singing.  Truth be told his is a sound akin to ten miles of very bad road. 

But even so...there's just something about his stuff...especially his younger stuff...that grabs my ear.  Like Jack Daniels drunk warm filtered thru a wool sock (umm...not that I would know anything about that sort of thing, heh),  he's something of an acquired taste.  But very tasty in his fashion. 
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Sep 23, 2016 13:12
 

Always thought that this was one of his best. Truly splendid on this gorgeous early autumn day with cerulean sky and cottony clouds...
rharvey658
Posted: Sep 23, 2016 13:10
 

Yes, I'm an Eagles fan, mostly their older stuff.  I like their cover of this one, but Tom owns this. That said, what's wrong with liking both?
Emwolb
(Joisey)
Posted: Jul 22, 2016 12:37
 

Such a terrific album, especially being a debut....so many great songs, sung with such feeling.  I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You is one of my all-time favorites - top 10.  Martha is great.  As for Ol'55 - a classic Tom Waits song especially with his vocal style.  Yes, he's an acquired taste but one well worth acquiring.  Just a terrific singer-song writer.
NickDanger
(in absentia)
Posted: Jul 22, 2016 12:34
 

 Skydog wrote:


from Wiki;
Tom Waits has been critical of the Eagles' cover version of the song, admitting that he was "not that particularly crazy about (their) rendition of it ... I thought their version was a little antiseptic." 


 
Last evening the ol' car radio played the Eagles cover of this song. I came home and immediately put Waits on - to hear it and wash the Eagle's cover out of my head.

 Image result for big lebowski eagles scene
plaid
(Wherever technology allows me to listen )
Posted: Jul 22, 2016 12:32
 

Fuck yes, I love this.
Skydog
Posted: May 19, 2016 15:32
 



from Wiki;
Tom Waits has been critical of the Eagles' cover version of the song, admitting that he was "not that particularly crazy about (their) rendition of it ... I thought their version was a little antiseptic." 

TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Nov 11, 2015 20:36
 

 kcar wrote:

He had a lot of fun in Coppola's "Dracula." His character Renfield completely loses his shit and Tom hits it out of the park. The movie is completely over the top and critics panned it at the time but hey: Bram Stoker wrote a pot boiler. It was Victorian pulp fiction. Don't expect nuance. Coppola supposedly only did it for the money but the cast was great (Gary Oldman...my God, he does rage better than almost anyone. Keanu Reeves' dimwittedness was actually in character.) and the ending is devastating. 
Tom Waits as Renfield in
Please do not give this man a kitten...

 
Nor even a very big cat.
justin_cook
(Ventura, CA)
Posted: Jul 09, 2015 16:29
 

 ngunnell wrote:
Lord, that's the most seriously awful song I've heard since tuning into Radio Paradise.  From the album Closing Time apparently.  Yes please, close and don't reopen.    Eagles version way better, to my ears.

Mostly I work to RP in the background but I couldn't ignore that.  Distractingly bad! 

 
Can't deny that Eagles make great backround music... not something i imagine Tom aspires to.
blades
(NYC)
Posted: Apr 05, 2015 18:16
 

better after the third cocktail