Log in

No account? Create an account
The LJ Tom Waits Community's Journal [entries|friends|calendar]
The LJ Tom Waits Community

[ website | Official Site ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ calendar | livejournal calendar ]

the tom waits library [04 Jul 2008|04:57pm]

does anyone know what's up with the Tom Waits Library? (http://www.tomwaitslibrary.com/)
i get an error message on it... hope it hasn't gone belly up, i loved that site!

hope y'all are enjoying/enjoyed his tour if you went. i wanted to, but didn't get tickets in time, so i'm stuck with watching bootlegs...

post comment

Jacksonville [02 Jul 2008|06:55pm]

so, did Mr. Waits tell you folks 'bout the pond water he swallowed six months ago? Well, he started feelin' somethin' kicking around in there and thought he was pregnant, so he had an ultrasound done... turns out he swallowed three tadpoles and they grew into toads. The doctor wanted to remove them, but he said it's really only a problem when he watches t.v., 'cause they start gettin' all loud. Har.

Oh, or that it's illegal for a woman to parachute on Sundays in Oklahoma?

Or that his sperm's gotten real expensive?

The moon smells like fireworks? So Neil Armstrong told him ('cause apparently he can smell through his suit).

Jacksonville was amazin'.

That's all.
9 comments|post comment

Knoxville show.. [01 Jul 2008|01:18pm]

Ok...so I went to the Knoxville show. And I loved it. Mostly.

Here's my question though. Has anyone else noticed the strange cartoony high pitched voice he's been doing? I'm not sure if it was just Knoxville sound or if he's been doing it this entire tour, but it really threw me off. Also, how does everyone feel about the band he's touring with? Don't get me wrong. I love Tom and my infatuation with him and his music is huge, however the first part of the Knoxville show really dissapointed me. I'm not sure if it was the band or the rearrangements of the songs, but it seemed almost, dare I say, a little bit slow jazzy? It felt like he wasn't into it for the first part of the show and was just going through the movements.

Ok, that said, as soon as he sat down at the piano and busted out Christmas Card, everything was right with the world. The rest of the performance I enjoyed immensely and couldn't wipe the smile off my face. It was just the first half that had me thrown off. I don't know if it's just me and my love of his older stuff, or if anyone else caught this too?
5 comments|post comment

[30 Jun 2008|07:00pm]

So honestly, what did you guys think of ScarJo's cover CD? Did anyone like it? Thoughts?

I picked it up today, and to be honest, I wasn't expecting much... I'm on the last track right now and it's pained me several times not to turn it off. I think she pretty much butchered whatever Tom did with each song. She sang in the same breathless monotone for every song, no matter if the song was upbeat or not--- how can you sing "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" and "Fannin Street" in EXACTLY the same inflection?!?

Damn you, ScarJo. This Waits-lite piece of crap is going to get sold back to the used CD store first thing tomorrow.
17 comments|post comment

[25 Jun 2008|11:59pm]

Can anybody access Tom Waits Library? I can't, and I'm panicking more than a little.
2 comments|post comment

[24 Jun 2008|08:50am]

Hey everyone, I was fortunate enough to see Tom in Dallas last night.. here's the post I put in my original LJ.

If you live it up, you won't live it down...Collapse )
8 comments|post comment

tom's guitar [21 Jun 2008|12:35am]

[ mood | saw tom waits tonight ]

what kind of guitar is the one tom uses on his tours? gold, small, with the white pick guard...


thanks for any help on this!


5 comments|post comment

ride offer! [11 Jun 2008|02:12am]

I'm going to be going to the last six shows of the tour (Columbus through Atlanta).
I'll be traveling by myself, and given the cost of gas I think it's in my best interest to try and carpool! Anyone interested?

Furthermore, I may have an extra ticket to one or more of the following shows:


Excellent seats to each, all in the front of the orchestra. I have a couple friends who I'm trying to convince to come, but let me know if you're looking for a ticket.

7 comments|post comment

Woooohooo !!! I be there ) [01 Jun 2008|01:22pm]

• Sector
Řada • Row /
Místo • Seat
Charm Music Proudly Presents:
22.7.2008 od 20.00 hodin
Kongresové Centrum Praha
sergey krylov
Toto je Vaše vstupenka. Předložte celou tuto stránku na místě konání akce.
This is your ticket. Present this entire page at the event.
1 comment|post comment

Tom Wait's 'True Confessions' [21 May 2008|07:34am]

Myspace bulletin posted by the Tom Waits myspace entity.
I thought it'd be fun to share, some of the answers are cute/silly.
I love this man.

(A conversation with himself)Collapse )
11 comments|post comment

Спасибо [16 May 2008|09:38am]

Thank You for creating this site.
Wonderful Tom stuff
feels homie
post comment

It's D-Day... [16 May 2008|10:22am]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

Well....I'm in for Knoxville. So if anyone else is going that way from Maine like I am...I'm offering a carpool. :P

How'd everybody else make out this morning? Did they sell out yet like the Orphans Tour did?

45 comments|post comment

[15 May 2008|09:05pm]

I'm having a little stupid problem with timezones here: I'm london, and say I want a ticket for the arizona show - it says the ticket sales start at 12:00 am. Does that mean I have to calculate the time difference between london and arizona, or am I calling somewhere completely different? Ah this is a really dumb q, hope that made sense.
3 comments|post comment

[14 May 2008|10:18pm]

Okay so apparently tickets are going on sale friday, but does anyone have any idea as to how much they are going to be?
5 comments|post comment

ticket on-sale date and anti-scalping info [08 May 2008|12:17pm]


As on his last tour, Waits’ U.S. booking agent and longtime tour director, Stuart Ross, has spent a great deal of effort to fight ticket scalpers. Along with Ticketmaster, he has worked out a plan he believes will make sure every fan pays face value (plus normal service and handling fees) for the tickets purchased for the “Glitter and Doom” tour, outlined thusly:

“In keeping with Waits’ longtime desire to allow fans the best possible access to his shows, the Waits’ organization is again implementing an anti-scalping program to assure patrons that their tickets can only be purchased at face value (plus normal surcharges and handling fees). At the majority of shows on this tour, Ticketmaster is introducing their Paperless Ticket™ system. Prior to entering the venue, fans must simply provide their credit card which was used to purchase the tickets, along with a government issued ID. The fan’s accompanying guest must be present at that time. An attendant will swipe the credit card and provide a receipt for the transaction. The entire process is quick, secure and simple. Tickets will only be sold via the internet and by phone and are limited to two per person.”

Tickets for all markets are due to go on sale Friday, May 16th. Check local venues and Ticketmaster for specific start times. Tickets will be available via the internet and by phone.


Sounds like a good anti-scalping method to me. What do you think?
19 comments|post comment

[07 May 2008|11:07am]

5 comments|post comment

On the Road.. [06 May 2008|12:49pm]

I live in Montreal, and am debating heading down to the Columbus show. Of my friends, I’m the biggest Waits fan, so none of them are too impressed by the idea of flying/driving to Ohio.
Anyone else from the Windsor Corridor (Montreal, Ottawa, Tonronto...) thinking of making the trip? I’m interested in route suggestions, travel buddies, fun, non-Waits related things to do in Ohio, etc.
9 comments|post comment

[05 May 2008|08:41pm]

[ mood | energetic ]

Hi :] I'm 16 and I've been a fan of Tom Waits for about two and half years. When I found out today that he is going to be in Phoenix next month, I flipped out haha. I'm hoping very much that I'll be able to go.

Since the ticket info isn't up yet, I was just wondering if any of you seasoned Waits show-goers could tell me what kind of prices you have had to pay in the past. I hope that it isn't too much, or else I'll have to miss out. If any of you could give me an estimate, I'd very much appreciate it! :]

13 comments|post comment

[05 May 2008|03:12pm]

No Austin date. Was hoping for a second chance to see him at the Paramount.

So, while I sit for the interminable til tickets go on sale, can anyone recommend where I should go?

Houston or Dallas are drivable, but I'm considering flying to one of the Saturday dates elsewhere. Anyone think one of those Saturday dates is at the best venue ever?
10 comments|post comment

[ viewing | 40 entries back ]
[ go | earlier/later ]