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Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:09 am
by Alan
Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

BBC4 TV have the following programme scheduled for showing on the 19th and 21st of February

Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

Using archive, recordings and interviews, a trip through the world of Tom Waits' music.

21.00 hours Sunday 19th Feb

01.25 Tuesday 21st Feb

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/schedules/bbcfour/20170

At this moment they don't have any more information on the programme on their web page. Hopefully more information will follow later in the week

http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/fj57k9/tom-waits-tales-from-a-cracked-jukebox

Re: Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:54 pm
by NormanD
Anyone see this? Various comments on facebook, but some discussion here wouldn't go amiss.

I found the programme really enjoyable, but it left me with a vague sense of disappointment. It followed the standard tv rock music documentary of voice-over, archive film, and talking head music biz contributors (thankfully no Bono or Keith Richards, who could have got away with it as a past collaborator). I wish the format had been more in keeping with Waits' own arty weirdness and experimentation - more monochrome and shadows, jittery camera and vocals, more input to the production from Waits himself.

A lot of questions were left unaddressed. Was his early clip joint life part of his developing theatrical persona or a grim reality - his Orwell 'Down and Out' phase? Did he develop his chops playing in jazz clubs, or did he learn at school via family-funded lessons? Does he ever dress up in chinos and an old sweater and throw sticks for the dog? You know, that kind of thing.....

I do like his music, almost uncritically, and would love to see him play (or, rather, perform). But in the meantime, do watch the doc on catch up. And maybe the eventual dvd will be longer, with even more humour, insights and musical beauty.

Re: Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:10 pm
by Chris P
conventional movie-making just wouldn't suit TW. Hope there are some outtakes & extras. I'll wait to hear on the jungle vine, down the liney

Re: Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:31 am
by Chris P
Just up to before bone machine now in the prog. Very enjoyable so far, but at this point things were getting even more interesting with Tom's music imo, so much to look forward to

Re: Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:52 pm
by Chris P
ok. disappointed there was no Black Rider mentioned, or seen. And it cut-out way too early with no recent footage. Still a good enough docu, I guess. And one of the best things on tv in 2017 no doubt?