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Song by Song

Feb 22, 2023

We welcome writer and podcaster Tim Clare to Song by Song, for more Orphaned songs about the significance of imaginary diamonds, sound-check deadlines, and a collaboration with Primus. We discuss reinterpretations of The Ramones, another version of Kerouac’s song On The Road, and a very valuable belt.


Feb 15, 2023

Having dealt with all the Brawlers, Sam and Martin dig into the bonus disc of Orphans with a Fats Waller cover, music first performed by Johnny Cash, and a synopsis of King Kong. We discuss Waits’s capability as a pianist, his treatment of history’s villains, and consider his cover of an iconic...

Feb 8, 2023

Some soothing, some heartbreak, and some extreme weather for Miss Yankey, as she examines another set of Orphans with Sam and Martin. Waits looks back on his Troubador years with tenderness, calls for care of the children of Seattle, and delivers a questionable hip-hop tribute.


Feb 1, 2023

Miss Yankey rejoins Martin and Sam, bringing her perspective on the writing and performance of this week’s selection of neighbourhood memories, childhood crimes and old cars. We peer over Waits’s fence at forbidden gardens, pair greek myth with tragic violence, and visit with Kathleen’s dad.