1. Thursday, July 9, 2009

    two of my favorite musicians interviewed themselves the other day 

    mr tom waits and mr beck

    in the interview they talk alot about LA, a city they both grew up in (Waits has since moved to Wine Country to be with his mules, etc). In this exchange they diss Frank Sinatra, X, and my boy Randy Newman (indirectly)

    TW: “LA, You’re a Lady.” It was one of those lame, awful … Maybe it’s the rhyme or the rhythm of the name Los Angeles.

    BH: Yeah I don’t think anyone has written a definitive LA song.

    TW: Maybe it’s the rhyme or the rhythm of the name Los Angeles.

    BH: Yeah, I don’t think you can…

    TW: But Chicago or St Louis, such cool sounding names. New Orleans. So many songs about New Orleans.

    I wrote about it a tad over on the Pop n Hiss blog, but it would probably be in your best interest to read the whole thing over at Beck’s web site.