To the annoyance of my imaginary lover...
As previously noted here at KYCW, Tom Waits has a new three disc set called Orphans, Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards. That's nearly sixty tracks, y'all. He's definitely as great a storyteller in spoken interviews as he is in his songs, which can be witnessed in his appearance on Letterman here, followed by a live performance with Tom on guitar. Check out an additional Waits interview here from NPR.
Tom Waits- Lord I've Been Changed
Babyshambles has been raved about previously here with the fantastic debut LP Down In Albion (which finally received a domestic release this year in April) and now Mr. Doherty and company follow up with the just as fantastic, albeit shorter, EP The Blinding (out December 5.) It's easy to say if you liked the album that you'll like the EP, but it's just as true. There's not a clunker in the five-song bunch, ranging from the rocking, off-kilter title track to the gentle, moseying "Love You But You're Green" to the weary, bounce-along (?) "I Wish."
Babyshambles- I Wish