PBS Unearths, Animates a Lost Tom Waits Interview
The rock legend talks moles under the Stonehenge, laughing in inappropriate situations, and more.
Back in the pre-Internet, almost-post-Reagan-era year of 1988, Tom Waits did a rambling, weird, and amazing interview with Chris Roberts pegged to the release of his now iconic Big Time live record. Topics covered include what “Big Time” means to the gravelly-voiced singer and the presence of moles under Stonehenge, plus some great anecdotes.
The good folks at PBS have dragged this piece of journalistic history back into the light, animating it as part of their Blank of Blank series, which also includes Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Cobain, Ayn Rand, Dolly Parton and others. Waits’ most recent foray is this poem he penned for Keith Richards.