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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by J-man, Apr 21, 2012.
Maybe you need to see them "live." Sex-ay!
Jacques Tati = cool...now that's interesting.
As to Waits, agree with too calculated. An amalgam of Charles Bukowski, beatnik junkie hipster mannerisms, Dave Von Ronk, Moondog, dada, a dark version of Maynard G. Krebs, Wild Man Fischer toned down, and pre-Sanford Redd Foxx stirred up with a literate, smart, sensitive man who has no business in skid row dives. Low life made into high art.
You forgot Howlin' Wolf!
+ 1 on Steve McQueen...
Listen, I resisted chiming in on this one before because I didn't want to rain on anyone's parade, but of all the famous personalities I've read about in dozens of biographies, he stands out as a major a-hole. Sure, there was a lot of down-to-earth bonding with his motorcycle buddies, but he was also, among other things, an undermining scene-stealer, philanderer, dangerously selfish cokehead (read about his off-set car crash while working on "Le Mans") and wife-beater.