2:19 / Long Way Home / Heigh Ho, Orphans, Tom Waits [338/339/340]
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Martin and Sam welcome actor-musician Amanda Gordon to the show, getting into the groove of 2:19, the history of Long Way Home, and the strange dark texture of Heigh Ho. We discuss the value of grim interpretation, the lyrical flourishes in Waits's own writing and elsewhere, and the importance of accurate railway scheduling.
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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include: 2:19, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006) Long Way Home, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006) Heigh Ho, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
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