Saturday, February 14, 2009
Seeing as this year the worst day of the year* was a Saturday night, and seeing as it takes virtually no provocation for me to post a Tom Waits video, I figured this made the ideal combination...
(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night was the title track to Waits' 1974 album, at the height of his Asylum Years; this video contains a performance of the song he made in the UK in 1975, and features both a long, rambling, rather mordant introduction of the song, whereupon he takes his sweet time in finding the right vocal melody, before eventually landing a picture perfect rendition.
*The worst day of the year is Valentine's Day, duh!
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