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Filipino Box Spring Hog: A Story from my Tom Waits’ Project

Lose yourself in the crowd, he was told. Move around amongst the people like you belong, and never worry about where you parked the car. Carry your plate with your left hand, a drink tucked under your arm, and shake … Continue reading

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Goin’ Down Slow: A Commentary on Time from my book on Tom Waits’ Songs

Some nights lasted forever, the bands of time stretching out like the taffy from cold molasses, rich and dark and thin without ever seeming to break on the shoals of morning until they were invisible to the eye. Such nights … Continue reading

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71 Impala and Other Stories

I was tired today. Perhaps because I slept in so late yesterday, I was awake until after five in the morning. Then I slept but woke up at nine-thirty for some reason. Whenever I sleep poorly my production is a … Continue reading

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