I stumbled across this great 2002 interview with Tom Waits from the The A.V. Club. As with most Tom Waits interviews, it’s full of great quips, stories, and factoids. This one jumped out to me:
You know what I really love? The CD players in a car. How when you put the CD right up by the slot, it actually takes it out of your hand, like it’s hungry. It pulls it in, and you feel like it wants more silver discs. “More silver discs. Please.” I enjoy that.
I’ve been on a major Waits kick lately while reading Barney Hoskyns’ fascinating biography, Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits.