The life and career of the brilliant California conceptual artist John Baldessari in six beautiful minutes narrated by none other than Tom Waits. The clip was commissioned by the LA County Museum of Art. Read More

Tom Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan have once again donated one of Tom's rare oil stain photographs to the Summerfiled Waldorf School & Farm annual online auction.
The piece is an extremely rare, limited, signed and framed Tom Waits photograph, as featured in the Winter 2005 issue of Francis Ford Coppola's award winning literary magazine, Zoetrope All-Story. Tom was the guest designer for this Winter 2005 volume, the most popular issue yet released. Matted and framed and autographed by Tom Waits. This is a collectible photo which you cannot find anywhere. Unique and thought provoking.
Proceeds go to the Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm to support 35% of their students.The auction closes this May 19th. To find out more just go here. Read More

Tom Waits' Bad As Me is #5 on the Village Voice's 39th annual "Pazz & Jop Albums" for 2011. (The voters are comprised of top critics from coast to coast.) To see the entire poll go here. Read More

(pic by Drew Kelly/ NYT)
Iconoclast Tom Waits is ending the year with a big bang due to his latest album, Bad As Me showing up on best of year end lists all over the globe from The New York Times to the Irish Times to MOJO to Rolling Stone to Musikexpress (Germany) to Humo (Belgium) to Rumba (Finland) to Gaffa (Sweden) to the Los Angeles Times and Time Out (UK), as well as the industry trade Hits, not to mention Times Live in South Africa and Crossbeat (Japan).
Bad As Me marks a career highlight with his 20th album which was released in late October. The album is Waits’ fastest selling album and has earned the highest chart position of his vastly storied career. Bad As Me has been called everything from “one of the best of his wildly fruitful creative life,” (LA Times) to “a watershed release.” (Mojo UK)
Waits began this wild ride early in the year with his induction to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and never slowed down.
He is currently working alongside Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken in Seven Psychopaths, writer/director Martin McDonough’s first film since In Bruges.
For everything Waits, please go here. Read More

Rolling Stone Magazine has a fascinating Tom Waits photo series they’re calling “Tom Waits Onstage and Off ” which they describe, saying,  ”Witness his live performances through the years, and see him with friends such as Allen Ginsberg and Neil Young.” It is exactly as stated and includes with some truly beautiful and evocative images.
To view the photos on-line, just go here. Read More
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