Tom Waits interviews Tom Waits: http://www.antilabelblog.com/?p=288
I am not a true fan (I’m running out of hours in a day), but I respect him quite a bit, mostly because of stuff like this:
Q: What’s heaven for you?
A: Me and my wife on Rte. 66 with a pot of coffee, a cheap guitar, pawnshop tape recorder in a Motel 6, and a car that runs good parked right by the door….
Q: What’s wrong with the world?
A: We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. Leona Helmsley’s dog made 12 million last year… and Dean McLaine, a farmer in Ohio made $30,000. It’s just a gigantic version of the madness that grows in every one of our brains. We are monkeys with money and guns.
(…discovered in a friend of a friend of a friend’s LJ…)