Tom Waits interview on theonion.com
May 29, 2002 at 6:09 PM Post #3 of 9

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alice, ever so slightly above blood money. both are damned good, alice is arguably his best work. easy pick as the top album of this young 2002.
 
May 30, 2002 at 12:57 PM Post #4 of 9

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If I were forced to choose one over the other it would be Alice that I would select.
 
May 30, 2002 at 2:03 PM Post #5 of 9

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Alice is gorgeous. I have listened to it for days. Mesmerizing. To me, Blood Money seems a little weaker, less versatile and creative than the outstanding Mule Variations. Of course, Blood Money has to tell a single and rather straightforward story, that of Büchner's Woyzeck.

I had seen Wilson's and Waits' The Black Rider in Hamburg, but I missed Alice. Damn.
 
May 30, 2002 at 2:13 PM Post #6 of 9

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Actually, I'm a big Woyzeck fan. But I still prefer Alban Berg's opera version (Wozzek). If you can stand 12-tone music, go, see it, it is worth it.

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Es war einmal ein arm Kind und hatt’ kein Vater und keine Mutter, war alles tot, und war niemand mehr auf der Welt. Alles tot, und es is hingangen und hat gesucht Tag und Nacht. Und weil auf der Erde niemand mehr war, wollt’s in Himmel gehn, und der Mond guckt es so freundlich an; und wie es endlich zum Mond kam, war’s ein Stück faul Holz. Und da is es zur Sonn gangen, und wie es zur Sonn kam, war’s ein verwelkt Sonneblum. Und wie’s zu den Sternen kam, waren’s kleine goldne Mücken, die waren angesteckt, wie der Neuntöter sie auf die Schlehen steckt. Und wie’s wieder auf die Erde wollt, war die Erde ein umgestürzter Hafen. Und es war ganz allein. Und da hat sich’s hingesetzt und geweint, und da sitzt es noch und is ganz allein.


 
May 30, 2002 at 2:27 PM Post #7 of 9

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I still prefer Alban Berg's opera version (Wozzek). If you can stand 12-tone music, go, see it, it is worth it.


Yes, absolutely.
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May 30, 2002 at 4:28 PM Post #8 of 9

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my vote goes to alice. so moody and lullaby-ish, i close my eyes and think of the characters from american mcgee's alice. in my opinion, a perfect match.
 
May 31, 2002 at 7:57 AM Post #9 of 9

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I have posted about the onion before.
Isn't it cool that they can be so outrageous yet so insightful?
just my thoughts,
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