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Innocent When You Dream - Tom Waits by Mac Montandon
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Nov 06, 2010

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I would love, love, love it if Tom wrote some kind of autobiography or something, but as that is extremely unlikely I have to make do with reading other people's, usually journalists', descriptions (the ubiquitous gravelly-voiced, dressed as a hobo description in almost every opening paragraph started to grate after a while). This means battling with writing styles and egos that cannot match the man himself. A few of the articles were really enjoyable, one in particular for GQ by Elizabeth Gilbert stood out for me, some of them were repetitive and banal and some of them just didn't seem to tie in at all with the picture I have created by listening obsessively to his music over the years.
Interesting overall. 3.5 stars.

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