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Austin City Limits Tom Waits

Austin City Limits

5 Dec, 1978

Waits performs on Austin City Limits.

I listened to all kinds of music there. From rock to jazz to folk to anything else that happened to walk in. One night I saw a local guy onstage playing his own material, and I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I began writing down people’s conversations as they sat around the bar. When I put them together, I found some music hiding in there.