by carl wilson

As If I'd Never Had Spaghetti and Meatballs


Must-read of the day: Tom Waits telling the UK Observer his favourite albums ever, many of them predictable (Alan Lomax field recordings, Captain Beefheart and Thelonious Monk, Bohemian-Moravian Texan bands, James Brown), but worth eyeballing for the writing not the shopping. I think my favourite is his (unusually namedropping) description of why he includes a mix CD of opera arias, describing Francis Coppola playing him Puccini's Nessun Dorma for the first time: "He was like, as if I said I've never had spaghetti and meatballs - 'Oh My God, Oh My God!' - and he grabbed me and he brought me into the jukebox (there was a jukebox in the kitchen) and he put that on and he just kind of left me there. It was like giving a cigar to a five-year old. I turned blue, and I cried."

The Writ | Posted by zoilus on Tuesday, March 22 at 08:16 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (0)


Zoilus by Carl Wilson