Monday, June 30, 2008

Tom Waits (Holy Shit, Tom Waits!!!!)





So Jonny Mikes and I traveled to Columbus Ohio to see/photograph Tom's performance at the historic Ohio Theater. It was by all accounts sheer magic. I've been waiting a long time for this, and having missed the shows in '99 at The Beacon Theater, I've finally put to bed my biggest musical regret. I can't remember the last time I felt so nervous photographing a performance. The audio slide show is below.

Our full post with Jon's prose can be seen on Phawker:

http://www.phawker.com/2008/06/30/phawker-exclusive-the-man-who-howled-wolf/





Lastly, please take a moment and enjoy Tom's press conference announcing this tour, in true Tom Waits fashion:

3 comments:

Jon said...

MIKE:
Thanks Tom!

TOM (Growly voice)
Your'e welcome.

Michael T Regan said...

Cain slew Abel
killed him with a stone
sky cracked open
thunder groaned
along a river of flesh
can these dry bones give
take a king or a beggar
the answer he'll give is

we're all gonna be yea yeah
I said we're all gonna be yea yeah
I said we're all gonna be yea yeah
I said we're all gonne be just
dirt in the ground

-Tom Waits

Mike said...

Thanks a million! These are very good pictures. I've been to this show, and the slideshow has brought back all the memories...