This is the capelet that I stitched up especially for the long-anticipated Tom Waits show, which was last night!
It's a little wonky...damn that silk velvet and its wily ways...but it felt just right for a visit to the ramshackle noisemaker himself.
So, the show was insanely good.
There was a carnival-esque showmanship to the whole production that I hadn't expected (I thought might be a bit low-key) and the noisy-quiet-noisy texture of the set-list worked really well and kept all 3 or so hours from ever hitting a lull. Tom stomped around in dust, told lies and yarns and truths, and all the while I kept getting distracted by his looming 30-foot shadow, snaking and creeping around behind him. I lost it about 4 bars into "Hold On" (from Mule Variations), because...um...that song without fail makes me cry on the record, so you can imagine the real-life effect. Later there was a rain-shower of golden glitter, and a magic hat. I suspected from Heidi's post about the Ohio show that there might be an "Innocent When You Dream" sing-along, and there was and it was wonderful.
I can't believe I got to see him.
I love that old bear-in-a-man-suit so.