Song by Song

Song by Song

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Bad As Me, Bad As Me, Tom Waits [421]
August 16, 2023

We’re delighted to welcome John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats for this special extended episode listening to the title track from Bad As Me. Diving into the history of Waits’s musical evolution, Joh

Back In The Crowd, Bad As Me, Tom Waits [420]
August 09, 2023

Joined by long-hoped-for guest Sara Gran, Sam and Martin shuffle back into the crowd of emotional songs of loss and yearning, flanked by Waits in a sorrowful mode and Roy Orbison full of powerful decl

Pay Me, Bad As Me, Tom Waits [419]
August 02, 2023

With a brief digression into Beyoncs oeuvre, Kerry-Jo, Martin and Sam discuss some of the oddities in the writing of Pay Me, and what story Waits is trying to tell. We consider stories of theatrical

Face to the Highway, Bad As Me, Tom Waits [418]
July 26, 2023

Back with Sam and Martin, Kerry-Jo has some opinions about the honesty of Waitss reasons for departure, as well as the comprehensibility of his Sweetums voice. We discuss the inevitability and/or dua

Get Lost, Bad As Me, Tom Waits [417]
July 19, 2023

We welcome Kerry-Jo Reilly to the show, joining Martin and Sam for songs of travel, departure and longing by Tom Waits, Larry Taylor, and their various associates. Theres discussion of the value of 6

Talking at the Same Time, Bad As Me, Tom Waits [416]
July 12, 2023

Waits pulls on some (possibly) contemporary references this week, as Bryce, Sam and Martin consider the various meanings that everybody talking may relate to. Considering the tone and quality of the

Raised Right Men, Bad As Me, Tom Waits [415]
July 05, 2023

Shambling on from Chicago, Waits lays down some relationship advice for Bryce, Martin and Sam to pick apart and interpret, with some mixed attitudes towards partners and parents influence over right

Chicago, Bad As Me, Tom Waits [414]
June 28, 2023

Back for the beginning of our final(?) season, Bryce Halliday joins Sam and Martin for a journey toward the great unknown of Illinois. We examine the era of the songs setting, the power of Mavis Stap

Glitter & Doom Live, Tom Waits [395-413]
June 07, 2023

One more Megamix before we hit the final straight, with Martin and Sam taking the opportunity to consider the penultimate release of Waits, the 2009 live album Glitter & Doom Live, bouncing through th

Flixwatcher Teaser - Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
May 31, 2023

A second weeks break, but theres another discussion celebrating Flixwatchers 300th episode, this time digging into the 1991 classic that is Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. And fear not, Sam and Mart