Nov 18, 2015
New guest-host Alice Sanders joins to talk through her feelings for both Tom Waits and Jack Kerouac as we venture into a Beat Poetry-influenced tale of the Southern Californian roads. Please note that, despite Sam's insistence, Diamonds On My Windshield does not appear on Nighthawks At The Diner - he's very sorry and will be more precise in future!
Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in chronological order.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes
Diamonds on my Windshield, The Heart of Saturday Night, Tom Waits (1974)
October in the Railroad Earth, Poetry For The Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac and Steve Allen (1959) (available on "American Haikus: Letters from the Road" via Spotify/iTunes/other)
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