Bureau of Lost Culture

Song Noir: The Low Down LA Life of Tom Waits

August 29, 2022
*Musician and actor TOM WAITS is one of the great countercultural artists of our time, His '70s albums documented low life America in an LA that no longer exists
*Filmmaker Alex Harvey, author of 'Song Noir: Tom Waits and the Spirit of Los Angeles’ comes to the Bureau to tell how Waits mined a rich seam of the city’s low-life locations and characters, letting the place feed his dark imagination.
*We hear how Tom blended real life with the mythic, turning autobiographical details into songs that were both romantic and disturbing -  and created a vision of LA as the warped, narcotic heart of his nocturnal explorations.
*For more on Alex http://alexanderharvey.org/
*For more on Tom Waits: http://www.tomwaits.com/
*For The Bureau of Lost Culture https://www.bureauoflostculture.com 
#counterculture #tomwaits #rickieleejones  #thetropicana #LA #kathleenbrenan 

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App