If It’s Raining, Have Some Tom Waits
Yes, you know Tom Waits, the friendliest embodying of Satan on Earth. Raspy voice, boozed up and covered in smoke in some obscure bar. Giving the impression of music played on a worn-keys piano, yet still managing to sound like the classiest piece of jazz you’ve ever wanted to encounter on a drunk evening.
But besides making really good music to drink to, Tom Waits also has an inclination towards rainy days. Nostalgia and melancholy-inducing rain, borderline on self-pity, well, not many artists can portray this in music as well as he does. So when life gives you some drizzle, Tom Waits gives you 6 songs about rain:
If you wanna go all in, I’d recommend Rain Dogs or Swordfishtrombones, both of them great albums for a rainy day. Or for any day, for that matter. And if you’re wondering how the Tom Waits singing machinery works, here’s one of the possible explanations:
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