This is a must see, absolutely hilarious video of Tom Waits in his younger years on Fernwood Tonight.

He plays his famous ‘the piano has been drinking’ but the best bits come after the song, so hang in there for the whole clip. His one liners are absolute classics eg., ‘I’d rather a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy’ – haha.

I was just over at ‘Another Lost Shark‘ where Graham Nunn informs his readers that Tom Waits is releasing his first book of poetry next March. His songs are poetry but this is something very special to look forward to. Pop over to Graham’s blog for more details on the collection.