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« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2004, 03:23:51 PM »
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There are so many great rumors about him and you go and bring that boring one up.

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« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2004, 03:39:51 PM »
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I bring it up because I live in Austin... it affects me.

I also heard he got so drunk one night that he fucked a lamp post.

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« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2004, 03:52:05 PM »
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I also heard he got so drunk one night that he fucked a lamp post.

While GoneSavage watched.

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« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2004, 08:37:30 PM »
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I bring it up because I live in Austin... it affects me.

I also heard he got so drunk one night that he fucked a lamp post.

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« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2004, 01:26:10 PM »
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I finally picked up Real Gone, and what a joy it is. Just a whole lot of fun. Hoist That Rag and Make It Rain ranks with his all-time best.

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« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2004, 04:53:10 PM »
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Real Gone is indeed fantastic.
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« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2005, 02:21:02 PM »
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I found a file that was Tom Waits playing music to Allen Ginsberg reading "America."

I downloaded it, so I don't know if it's really Tom Waits or Ginsberg, it does sound like them, but you never really can trust what a file says these days.

Can anyone confirm this file's existence?
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« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2005, 05:07:03 PM »
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050915/ap_en_bu/people_tom_waits_lawsuit

Singer Waits Files Suit Against GM Unit

By MATT MOORE

FRANKFURT, Germany - Singer-songwriter     Tom Waits said Thursday he has filed a lawsuit against a unit of automaker General Motors Corp. and a German advertising agency for allegedly using a soundalike in a series of European ads.
 
The 55-year-old singer, whose distinct, gravelly voice has won him two     Grammy Awards, filed the civil lawsuit this week with a state court in Frankfurt, listing Adam Opel AG and the advertising firm McCann Erickson as the defendants.

Andreas Schumacher, Waits' German lawyer, said the singer was approached numerous times about doing the ads last year, but declined, citing a policy of not doing commercials. He said the firm then hired a soundalike and the ads aired earlier this year in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway.

"We have sent copies of the lawsuit to McCann Erickson and Opel," Schumacher said.

Waits is seeking damages and any profits derived from the ads for violating his personality rights, Schumacher said.

"Apparently the highest compliment our culture grants artists nowadays is to be in an ad — ideally naked and purring on the hood of a new car. I have adamantly and repeatedly refused this dubious honor," Waits said in a statement. "While the court can't make me active in radio, I am asking it to make me radioactive to advertisers."

Ralf Specht, the manager of McCann Erickson in Frankfurt, said the agency spoke with Waits in May and had changed the music in the ad campaign. He said the company had not gotten a copy of the lawsuit yet. An Opel spokesman said he couldn't comment because the company had not received a copy of the lawsuit.

Waits' albums include the Grammy-winning "Bone Machine" and "Mule Variations."

As an actor, he has appeared in "The Outsiders," "The Fisher King" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula."
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« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2005, 05:09:57 PM »
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"Apparently the highest compliment our culture grants artists nowadays is to be in an ad — ideally naked and purring on the hood of a new car. I have adamantly and repeatedly refused this dubious honor," Waits said in a statement. "While the court can't make me active in radio, I am asking it to make me radioactive to advertisers


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« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2006, 06:38:33 PM »
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I'm watching a concert DVD from his Real Gone tour. Fuck, I should've bought the ticket. I could've gone to Ámsterdam, shopped some coffee and Really Gone Waits crazy but no...I had important meetings to attend. It would've been worth losing my job for.

The DVD is audience filmed but it is of very good quality...and the sound is DAT. Get it if you can. The Amsterdam concert...not London (poor sound).

He's too fucking good.

 

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