Tom Waits and Jolie Holland News

I’m at work. I can’t ramble on pointlessly like I usually do. So here it is.

Jolie Holland has a new album called The Living and the Dead. Click the link for more details and a free track. I like it!

He’s the love child of Howlin’ Wolf and the Cookie Monster’s sister and he’s only getting better with age. Tom Waits. He’s #1 on my list of performers I’d want to see live.

I’d pay big money for it, but he’s released an entire 2.5 hour concert free of charge on NPR.org from his recent Glitter and Doom tour. It’s a good quality recording. I’ve listened to it every day since I downloaded it last week. (I installed iTunes just for the concert.) Songs like “Make it Rain” and “Hoist That Rag” are shotgun blasts. He does “9th and Hennepin” and “All The World is Green” and others you think you might know, but you don’t. They don’t sound like the record (much like Dylan’s live performances). They sound like new songs. I love it.