Tag Archives: Tom Waits

KEXP Documentaries: “Poets and Music” – Tom Waits

Greetings, Michele Myers here, producer of KEXP Documentaries. Our current series, “Poets & Music” explores the interplay between the beat and the word with profiles on poets who record with music like William S Burroughs, Saul Williams, Gil Scott-Heron,  Jack Kerouac, Patti Smith, Ursula Rucker and Ken Nordine. And today we focus in on TomRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Were you a kid of the 90s who wondered what a collaboration between Beck and Stephen Malkmus would sound like? You may get your answer next year as it’s been reported that Malkmus and his band, The Jicks, were recording with Beck before Malkmus began touring with the recently reunited Pavement. Hopefully this doesn’t leadRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

It has been revealed that Jay Reatard died a couple weeks ago of “cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death.” Stay away from the cocaine/alcohol combo, kids.

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Saturday Afternoon Artists – A Deeper Look at DJ Michele Myers’ Top 10 of 2009

Greetings KEXPeeps. It’s that time of year… after weeks of agonizing over thousands of choices, each KEXP DJ is supposed to come up with their favorite albums of the year. Which presents the question… Do I choose the ones I think are the most accomplished musically? Or do I choose the ones that I listenRead more…

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Saturday Afternoon Album – Tom Waits and the new live album, Glitter and Doom

Tom Waits is perhaps our greatest living artist. Go ahead, debate me, my e-mail is michele@kexp.org. Somehow, after 14 years of DJing I manage to keep only about 200 albums at home. Just my favorites. Whole releases that can be listened to all the way through without a bad song ruining the experience. These albumsRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Finger-picking folk revivalist Jack Rose unexpectedly passed away Saturday of a heart attack. He was 38. Rose was set to release his Thrill Jockey debut after a string of release for smaller labels, most notably Three Lobed. Scene magazine, Arthur, has posted a video retrospective, and friend Windy Weber (of Windy & Carl) remembers JackRead more…

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Out This Week 11/24

Despite the big top excitement of Tom Waits‘ 2-disc set of live recordings out this week, culled from his 2008 Glitter and Doom tour, the new release circus is mostly closed for the year. A few worthwhile releases pop up here and there, like the latest from the prolific Bill Baird and his group {{{Sunset}}},Read more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Spencer Krug can’t keep still. The Wolf Parade, Swan Lake, and Sunset Rubdown member is going solo under the guise Moonface. All those bands and not one official website? I suppose he has an excuse. In the face of all these reunions — permanent or temporary as they may be — it only seems rightRead more…

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Tom Waits

Greetings, I’m DJ Michele Myers and I host the Saturday Afternoon Show (from 3-6pm) on KEXP. This is a new shift for me, and I’m ready to start a brand new feature. Each week I’ll pick a Saturday Afternoon Artist, tell you a (short) story about them and play the legal limit of 3 tracksRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

Live recordings of shows performed at Seattle’s landmark venue, The Crocodile, from 2002 to present, are now available at the University of Washington’s library thanks to soundman Jim Anderson. The archives contain hundreds of shows including some from Apples in Stereo, Andrew Bird, Ben Lee, Bishop Allen, Brandi Carlile, Crooked Fingers, Damien Jurado, Death CabRead more…

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