Monday, December 19, 2011

Bon mot for the week

"Am I really eccentric, or am I just wearing a funny hat?"

Tom Waits  (1949- )

As so often, I am indebted to JES for sending me a link a little while ago to an extended interview with Waits on NPR's 'Fresh Air' programme, in which this line came up. It was said to have been first used in an interview with The Guardian a few years ago, but I haven't been able to find that. However, there has been another very fine interview with him in that newspaper just recently, to mark the release of his latest album, Bad As Me, at the end of October.

I hope somebody is going to get me that for Christmas....

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