i've decided to bring back music mondays, i used to do them a long time ago on the blog, and music drives me, inspires me and helps me get through each day. so why not.
it has been said that tom waits' voice sounds, "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." and i'd say that's the best description i've ever heard. his music is a mix between blues, jazz, vaudeville and old fashion rock n' roll. with a whiskey soaked growl.
this video is a 'private listening party with tom waits' in which he does things and plays clips from his latest album.
here is a short playlist of a couple songs i like, if you'd like to give tom waits a try.