bryn listens : tom waits

lowsideoftheroad-tomwaitsI was determined to listen to this song after reading in a recent NY Times article that a musical historian (Simon Schama) referred to Tom Waits', 'Ol '55, as "the single most beautiful love song since Gershwin and Cole Porter shut their piano lids.” That's a serious claim, which I'm not quite ready to stand by, but it is a wonderful song. And who isn't deeply impressed by that Tom, for whatever reaction he may inspire. If you have a better suggestion from his collection, please share!

Listen with me.

(*Image via Amazon, where you can find Barney Hoskyns' new book about Tom Waits; Quote via The New York Times' review of the book)