Back in the basement bunker with a burning belief.
With a minor scratchy throat and an important once-every-two-years meeting coming up on Thursday, I defer to the master of voice gravel, Tom Waits, with this mashup:
"Eggs and Sausage" from Nighthawks at the Diner
Iggy Pop and Tom Waits clip from Coffee and Cigarettes (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
"Drunk on the Moon" from Heart of Saturday Night
"...who chained themselves to subways for the endless
ride from Battery to holy Bronx on benzedrine
until the noise of wheels and children brought
them down shuddering mouth-wracked and
battered bleak of brain all drained of brilliance
in the drear light of Zoo..."
From Howl by Allen Ginsberg
A reality to a premise to a story to a concept to a song.