WFUV, the radio station that inspired me to go to one of the grad schools associated with it (I know I’m totally shallow) is having Tom Waits day.
When they did covers I thought it would include the old chestnuts such as Rod’s “Downtown Train” or Bruce’s “Jersey Girl,” (if that word could ever be used for Tom Waits), but they included Tim Buckley’s cover of Martha, a song I loved but had forgotten about.
Then I heard that he was nominated for a grammy for a song on “Blood & Money,” or maybe the whole albumn–I tune out when the dj’s talk. But it makes me so happy when a radio station has Tom Waits day. I know, I know they have a day for everybody.
But Tom Waits deserves at least a week, so I think that I’ll spend the rest of the week just listening to him.