For what will most likely is a first for Jacksonville. On June 1st we will finally have a leg up on the big cites like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. We will for one night actually have art, music and culture rolled up in one very well worn pork pie hat. We will have Tom Waits in concert. That's right June 1st at the Moran Theater we (jacksonville) for at least one night, kick ass. Nana, nana, nu, nu.
I very seldom get excited about any musician or group in concert. But I don't consider Tom Waits a mere musician. He is a true artist in every since of the word. A lyrical poet that paints a vivid canvas with his music and prose in such a way that it forces you to reach out and touch it. Or be touched by it.
Tom's press conference about the tour is something else.
If you are not sure or don't know who Tom Waits is. One word. Google. You'll find plenty of his music online along with him and his videos on YouTube. I've gone ahead and saved you little time by providing one my favorites below.
If I forgot to mention it. Tom Waits is playing at:
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 @ 9:00 PM
And for just a little taste of Tom and staying true to this blog. I give you Chocolate Jesus.