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Bureau Of Lost Culture: Song Noir (31/08/2022)

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Musician and actor Tom Waits is one of the great countercultural artists of our time, His ’70s albums documented low life America in an LA that no longer exists.
Filmmaker Alex Harvey, author of ‘Song Noir: Tom Waits and the Spirit of Los Angeles’ comes to the Bureau to tell how Waits mined a rich seam of the city’s low-life locations and characters, letting the place feed his dark imagination. We hear how Tom blended real life with the mythic, turning autobiographical details into songs that were both romantic and disturbing – and created a vision of LA as the warped, narcotic heart of his nocturnal explorations.

For more on Alex http://alexanderharvey.org/
For Song Nour: http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781789146639
Tom Waits: http://www.tomwaits.com/
The Bureau of Lost Culture https://www.bureauoflostculture.com

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