Wednesday was Tom Waits’ birthday, which I celebrated by drinking whiskey and listening to perhaps the best non-traditional holiday song, “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis.” It also reminded me of perhaps the greatest ever mash-up with the great Tom Waits and Cookie Monster. After you watch it you will kick yourself for not thinking of it first. Enjoy!
Hayes Carll is quickly becoming a Texan treasure. Originally from the Houston area, he moved to Crystal Beach, near Galveston and played haunts like the Old Quarter, the same places that his heroes Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt played. On this track from his latest Trouble In Mind, he takes on another hero, covering Tom Waits, but with a sound that is distinctly his own.