Friday night with Tom Waits and Waltzing Matilda…


Tom Waits is certainly an acquired taste.   I first came across Waits in two movies.  The must see flick: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (“All the World is Green” and “Green Grass”) and an Italian movie with Robert Benigni titled The Tiger of the Snow (“You Can Never Hold Back Spring“).  Here’s Waits singing “Waltzing Matilda” – - Australia’s most widely known bush ballad – - which I’ve been told is “the unofficial national anthem of Australia.”  We’ll need our Aussie friends to confirm…


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