R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion," shifted to a major, rather than minor key. It's an impressive edit, a very spooky sound to someone who knows the song, and testimony to the power of the minor key. I would have hated this song, had it been released this way.
Via kung fu grippe.
I know I've been reposting a lot of kottke lately, but this is Tom Waits. I have no choice.
I'm not made of stone, people.
This interview, apparently, was Heath Ledger's inspiration for his portrayal of The Joker. So, how many institutions of popular culture can we credit to Mr. Waits at this point? How long until we declare a Tom Waits Day?
Yes, once again, via kottke.