Sunday, July 03, 2005:

Chocolate Jesus

Tom Waits -- Chocolate Jesus
Tom Waits here, my second posting by him on this run. It's an amusing little number about, you guessed it, a chocolate Jesus and what it can do for you. What do I love about this song? The rooster, the plodding bassline, the lyrics, the harp, the laid-back percussion.

Tom: Definitely part of the original idea was to do something somewhere between surreal and rural. We call it surrural. That's what these songs are -- surrural. There's an element of something old about them, and yet it's kind of disorienting, because it's not an old record by an old guy.
Q: What are you, about 60 now?
Tom: How'd you like a punch in the nose?
Read more; learn who played the rooster and why a Chocolate Jesus.
[]: Mule Variations

... Sorry for the delay in posting; I've been staying with my sister in the boondocks and her computer took a dive.


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