Chuck passed away this week. He was very dear to all of us at Anti, and a very close friend and collaborator with Tom Waits going back to the 70s. We have put together a playlist honoring Chuck with some of our favorite tracks of his as well as a couple shoutouts from Tom.
“This is the greatest story ever told… This is the story of the @UltraCitySmiths.” Tom Waits joins the stellar cast as The Narrator in Ultra City Smiths, premiering today on @AMCPlus. Watch the trailer here: youtu.be/2qthWw6NPMA
In the coming months we will be releasing a new series of playlists that encompass different aspects of Tom Waits’ music. The first is ‘Throw Words Like Rice’, a vigorous set featuring Waits’ syncopated lyricism at its exuberant best.
Listen now: tomwaits.ffm.to/throwwordslike…
Tom Waits will be portraying “The Narrator” on @AMC_TV's #UltraCitySmiths, the new stop-motion animated series from creator Steve Conrad. The first two episodes premiere on AMC+ on July 22nd.
Get Behind The Mule: the 15th Annual Tom Waits Tribute & Benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN is happening tomorrow (12/12) at The 5 Spot in Nashville, TN. This event will be presented virtually with a $10 suggested donation.
An Aboriginal choir hailing from Cairns, Queensland, Spinifex Gum performed this gorgeous rendition of “Make It Rain”, sung partly in the traditional Aboriginal Yindjibarndi language. Watch their performance of the song at the Sydney Opera house here: youtu.be/u2AgBRBNTbA
Tom is auctioning a limited edition, framed and signed oil stain photograph from his collection of hieroglyphic oil stains captured on highways, drive ways, back roads and parking lots. All proceeds benefit @ACLU_SoCal. Bid now through Oct 20 here: tinyurl.com/yxgx7jzc
Tom Waits is auctioning off a signed black jacket and copy of Real Gone for the @MusiCares auction to support musicians who need all the help they can get in these trying times. MusiCares provides a safety net for musicians in need of assistance. To Bid: bit.ly/2QX1ZGc
Congratulations and blessings, Mavis, on your Lifetime Achievement Award from SF Jazz….
Love from Tom and Kathleen
Watch this short film tribute, “The Mavis Effect,” to learn or to celebrate this generous woman living a remarkable life.
In honor of Tom’s recent 70th birthday, film journalist Leigh Singer created a video essay looking at Waits’ many movie roles and how his music, stories and personas connect with the offbeat character roles he has played on stage and in film.
The Collector’s Edition (only 250 copies) of the Fine Art book “Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin.” A bizarre exploration of one artist into the psyche of another. “Mule Variations” cover print signed by Mahurin included. Free Shipping in the US until Jan 1. tomwaits.ffm.to/store
Copies are remaining of 180g limited edition clear vinyl & moss green vinyl pressed exclusively for Tom Waits’ online music store to commemorate Waits’ Elektra/Asylum reissues. Get free shipping within the U.S. on anything from Waits’ catalog until Jan 1.
20 years ago today, Tom Waits’ Grammy winning album, Mule Variations, was first released. This album was widely acclaimed for its humanity, and its songs as a testament to Tom Waits legacy as one of the most important songwriters in America.
Available now for preorder: "Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin," a collection of portraits of musician Tom Waits, and the result of a thirty-year collaboration with photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin.
Preorder your copy for October 8th: bit.ly/2TKzEXz
You can watch the new Coen Brother’s film ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’, featuring Tom Waits, now on Netflix or in select theaters in LA, San Francisco and NY.
Head to Netflix.com to watch the film, and to find a screening near you visit fandan.co/2PufCyp.
Tom Waits has donated a pair of signed gold glitter boots to the @SmallStepsDocs – a mission dedicated to helping improve the lives of children who survive on rubbish dumps. You can learn more about the charity and bid on the shoes here: SmallStepsProject.org/Tom-waits
Steve Vai is hosting a 52 hour jam-a-thon, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Extraordinary Families, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care.
Tom has donated a signed denim jacket to the auction, which you can bid on here: bit.ly/2xWpBkp
'Heartattack And Vine', newly restored by Waits/Brennan, is available on CD and now on LP in 180g black, clear or moss green colored vinyl at tomwaitsstore.com, or at your local independent record store in a limited edition 180g coke bottle clear.
'Blue Valentine', newly restored by Waits/Brennan, is now available on LP. It's available in 180g black, clear or moss green at tomwaitsstore.com, or at your local independent record store in a limited edition 180g translucent blue.
‘Foreign Affairs’, newly restored by Waits/Brennan, is now available on CD and 180g black vinyl. Moss green colored vinyl is also available at tomwaitsstore.com in Europe. Clear and opaque grey color vinyl coming soon to the US.
The raucous Brawlers, the melancholic Bawlers and peculiar Bastards, originally part of the Orphans collection, are now available as separate titles on CD and black vinyl. Visit tomwaitsstore.com or your local record store.
'Small Change', newly restored by Waits/Brennan, is now available on LP. It's available in 180g black, clear or moss green at tomwaitsstore.com, or at your local independent record store in a limited edition 180g opaque blue.
The independently curated and operated Tom Waits Library is the most extensive and valuable database of Waits’ career. Dormant for years, a team of volunteers is committed to keeping it vital and current. Click to support: voordekunst.nl/projecten/6357…
'The Heart of Saturday Night' & 'Nighthawks at the Diner', newly restored by Waits/Brennan, are now available on LP. Both are available in 180g black & clear at tomwaitsstore.com. Indie stores are carrying variants 'Saturday Night' in 180g yellow & 'Nighthawks' in 180g red.
Two of Waits/Brennan and Wilson's avant-garde opera collaborations have been re-staged and are appearing in Germany.
Info for "The Black Rider" can be found at bit.ly/2HWaJKI.
Watch the trailer here: bit.ly/2jGr3Ri
Read the NYT overview: nyti.ms/2I6u9c0
Two of Waits/Brennan and Wilson's avant-garde opera collaborations have been re-staged and are appearing now in Germany.
Info for "Alice" can be found at bit.ly/2rqNfDf.
Watch the trailer here: bit.ly/2rtgc0B
Read the NYT overview: nyti.ms/2I6u9c0