Tom Waits australia interview 1979 part 1

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JensdePens : See him speech +30 years later: Tom Waits inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

MichaelNicle : It's rumored that this is where heath ledger got the voice for the Joker.

hiephoi058 : Do you want to know how i got these scars

Gabriel Esparremberger : I'm gonna make this cigarette... disappear

Qlipphoth : It's not about singing. It's about sending a message: everything smokes.

coolestcatintheroom : This is the guy who inspired batman to play Joseph Gordon Levitt..

OneMinuteFixed : I say the host handled it like a pro

TheVideoInvader : According to some film scholars, this is were Christian Bale got his inspiration to lose weight to play Christopher Nolan in Empire of the Sun.

Reegan Riddiford : You know there aint no Joker that's just Tom when he's drunk

OrangeGameCinema : This dude is a real character. People like this don't exist anymore.

Vath121 : Yes everyone, Heath Ledger modeled Joker's voice after this guy. So stop coming on here and proclaiming it like you're the only one who noticed. EVERYBODY already knows.

Edgard Carrijo : This guy inspired Batman to play Heath Ledger on Titanic Rises.

fengy : jesus there's something so indubitably charming about him

TheDezembro : Holy Shit!! Ledger completely NAILED it... Like I knew he had said he was a huge Tom Waits fan and that he took inspiration in this guy but... To do him SO WELL.. Like omg... And its not just that its... It's using THIS and adapting it INTO the Joker... Wow... Heath Ledger had some serious acting skills... Just wow...  True shame his death :( Just to imagine what he could have continued doing in the movie business... How he could have evolved... Just wow. What an amazing actor.

sevewone : I used to smoke many years ago, and that my friends is nervous smoking.

DeSTRoYeR992 : duno why people dont like the host. i think he's hilarious

CaptainTinTyrant : Some men just wanna watch the studio burn.

Buck Andrews : It's simple. We kill Bert Newton

Zingaa : It's simple, we uh.. kill the batman.

fromundachees : 4:05 "I'm so high" - the itching and scratching give it away ... Waits was high out of his mind on dope for this interview... and no one chain smokes like a dopehead

stupled : I can't shake the feeling that he is going to show the interviewer a magic trick in any moment.

Bob Mob : Learnt from Tory baker on kinda funny that Heath ledger based his joker impression on Tom waits

182Burritos : Wow. This guy completely stole The Joker's voice. Heath Ledger is rolling over in his grave and this robbery. #RIPinPeace

loveanianimeme : Imagine him playing Heath Ledgers version of the Joker!

Lasse Lindström : now i know where g-eazy got that snippet from for his song :)

Jacky J Jones : I've always noticed, whenever Tom lights up a cigarette... he brings the match straight to his smoke before the match's phosphorus has burned out... and inhales it with his first drag. That's what has made Tom Waits the man he is today... the voice... the mannerisms... his songs... his poetry.... everything is down to his phosphorus intake. 

Julius Fawcett : It's useful to learn how to enjoy life without cigarettes, drugs and alcohol

GrassValleyGreg : I'm not sure if the haters are aware of this... But Tom Waits has a growing level of popularity throughout the intercontinental United States... AND Japan.... AND Dublin.... *AND* Philadelphia!

Ray : Man! those 2 are having the best humor chemistry.

Think Chamber : His voice is incredible.

Glenn Howerton : Every other comment on here is something about The Joker.

Moggy Morgenstein : this is where Tom Hardy got his voice for the Bane character for Dark Knight Rises!

Shane B. : The interview is absolutely surreal

Tierre Jevon : Looking at this I can definitely see the inspiration behind Ledger's Joker character. Turns out they were also cast to play in another film roughly around the same time as TDK. Another eerie coincidence is that Heath was born in Australia the same year of the first Interview with Don Lane. In all, pretty cool to see where he drew part of his inspiration from. His performance was definitely one of the best in Super Hero (live action) film history.

Super Naut : Waits is brilliant and the host is an idiot, nuff said.

Gorilla Monsoon : "Evening, Commissioner."

Jennifer Jones : I'm thinking Tom is on some serious drugs.

Michael Pantzlaff : 3:05 the most badass thing I've ever seen

PDC1987 : Suddenly Heath Ledger seems like far less of a "tortured genius whose performance killed him," doesn't he?

Michael Antonio : It's simple, we kill, the Batman

Andre Janssens : he's not doped at's jet lag....listen to the beginning....and he's not shy cant label a person with no labels..he is just the amazing Tom Waits.

Geoffrey Zoref : 4:27 He says he's big in Japan! Great interview. Look, a host has to do something to get the ball rolling, and sometimes you diffuse an awkward situation with a joke. See David Letterman's interviews with Crispin Glover and Harmony Korine for a masterclass in awkward interviews. And blah blah blah Heath Ledger's Joker.

AtlasGaveUp : This guy inspired Jesus to die for YOUR sins.

SiiKaMoRe : I've watched this damn thing a thousand times.... Still good.

Diego Melfi : He isn't shy, he isn't high, he isn't drunk.

SkypeCounsellor : I want to put on a batman costume and slam his head into a table.

Kylo_Ren _08843 : He's gonna make this pencil...disappear.

Adrian Arrieta : "I'm so High" at 4:05

Patrick Vaglica : Thumbs up if whatculture brought you here

EastCoast Podcast : No he's not on dope. He's drunk, very drunk. Waits put the booze away like water. The mannerisms indicate more drunk than of opiate sedation. Heroin addicts aren't normally fidgety. Drunks are. When you're that drunk your center of balance is off and while trying to prop yourself up you sorta move around in an awkward manner. If he was on heroin he'd either be clam or nodding out.