When we first reported that Tom Waits is prepping a live LP for release this fall, many sites held off on following suit with the unofficial announcement, as our source was only a photographer involved with the project. Well, I just finished listening to an interview by Jian Ghomeshi of CBC Radio, and we now have confirmation from Waits himself, as well as a release date and cryptic Waitsian description.
“Okay, Glitter and Doom, that’s the title,” Waits confirmed. “Now I really feel like a huckster. Yeah, it’s coming out at Thanksgiving.” The exact release date, via Amazon, is 11/24. “A lot of applause, followed by a song,” Waits continued, “and after the song there’s more applause and then there’s a song. And it goes like that all the way through.”
I do suggest you download the interview here. Waits talks about his role as Satan, aka Mr. Nick, in Terry Gilliam’s new film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, signing up for email, and this interesting bit:
Thank God for stories, you know. None of us tell the truth or we’d all be dead. There’s no such thing as the truth. The word “truth” should always have an “S” at the end of it ‘cause there’s so many of them. Two guys watching the same thing. The blind man describing the elephant, you know.
Ah, there’s nothing like starting the weekend off right with a thought-provoking quote from Tom Waits. Hey Tom, now that you have email, send some of your thoughts this way.