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Rainy Sunday

Ted Barron captures Robert Frank taking Tom Waits’ picture…from the New York Times.


1 Eddie Lee Whitson KO   ~  Mar 6, 2011 11:42 pm

great song from a legend!

2 Matt Blankman   ~  Mar 7, 2011 4:22 am

Hard to go wrong with the great Mr. Waits.

3 bags   ~  Mar 7, 2011 8:09 am

Nice. Tom Waits is probably my favorite living artist.

4 The Mick536   ~  Mar 7, 2011 8:48 am

[3] Tom Waits? Not that I have a problem with his talents or work, but the "favorite?" Who made the final cut? But, what is more surprising, photographer to photographer, is your focus on the music guy and not the photographers. Where does Robert Frank rank on your list?

This photo shows large. Someone taking a photo in the 80's of Frank shooting Waits in the East Village. Drugs, poverty, crime, immigrants, new wavers, art, culture. Look at the passive spectators. Waits squats. Some pose. Frank uses a Polaroid. Foot cast on guy with cup. Keds. Who is the guy with the pack? Where did they take the picture? Just a great image.

The new format in the Mag appealed to me, except for the Ethicist, which I always find indipid.

5 bags   ~  Mar 7, 2011 12:09 pm

Ben Webster, Chet Baker, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman, oh, wait, they're all dead.

I'm naturally melancholy. Don't love Waits' junkyard stuff, but nobody does wistful like he does. I Wish I Was In New Orleans. Postcard From A Hooker In Minneapolis. Hold On. Time. Cold Cold Ground. Better Off Without A Wife.

And I just take pictures. Not much of a student.

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