It is a scientifically proven fact that your pal Plumcake cannot resist a pseudo-dipsomaniacal lunatic in a good hat, particularly if he looks like he could fix my car AND talk to me about Bach’s early contrapuntal conceits at the same time. In my circle of rock n’ roll guy friends, Tom Waits is a fashion god, and the guy does have a whole steaming pile of personal style, which just goes to further my theory that the most interestingly stylish people on earth are rarely the ones blessed with an excess of natural good looks.
If you’re new to the train track genius that is Tom Waits, enjoy his classic 1985 hit “Downtown Train” (no, it’s not a Rod Stewart original)
and he’s got GREAT comedic timing as an actor. If you haven’t seen Jim Jarmusch’s “Coffee and Cigarettes” check out this scene where Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet for coffee and have an awkward conversation about nothing.
ANYWAY he brings the all-round crazy genius hotness, click on each picture for a link to a must-have Tom Waits album.