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Croaking

Yesterday, which was the morning after I did my monthly Geeky Music Show at Lestat's with Allison, I woke up feeling a little draggy and maybe like I might be coming down with something. But I had a song in my head that I wanted to play anyway, so I did. I picked up my nylon string guitar and started playing "John the Determinist" by Jeremy Messersmith.

Unfortunately, what ended up coming out of my mouth sounded rather more like Tom Waits than either Mr. Messersmith or myself.

And that got me thinking.... Clark Chimp does this thing at his shows where he sings a popular song in the style of a different artist. At ConJecture last year, he sang "Black Dog" in the style of Elvis Presley and "It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)" in the style of Bob Dylan—and they were both brilliant! Perhaps I should send him the suggestion to perform some ballad or soft rock song as Tom Waits would sing it. It would certainly be good for a laugh.

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tmixtli
Feb. 25th, 2015 02:11 am (UTC)
Greensleeves
In the liner notes for The Visit, Loreena McKennitt explains that her performance of "Greensleeves" is inspired by Tom Waits' distinctive phrasing. She doesn't exactly do the voice, though....
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