N.A.S.A.: Spacious Thoughts featuring Tom Waits and Kool Keith

I guess in the heady rush of moving Down Under I somehow missed the project that spawned this incredibly cool song and video.

From BoingBoing:

a new piece from the “great god almighty could it get any more awesome?” N.A.S.A. music project, this one from two personal music heroes: Tom Waits, and Kool Keith. The track is called Spacious Thoughts, and you can pick it up on the project’s debut album, Spirit of Apollo…

NASA, short for “North America South America,” is a music collaboration project assembled by Squeak E. Clean (aka Sam Spiegel, brother of film director Spike Jonze) and DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales, professional skateboarder).

The Waits is over!


The other day I mentioned how desperate I was to get Tom Waits tickets but that getting them was looking rather grim.

Well, he announced dates for the rest of his European tour and – sure enough – there were no other UK dates other than the two Edinburgh ones that I’d be in Canada for. My heart sank.

However, there were two Paris dates a couple of nights before we leave. I got the link to a pre-sale by the concert promoter; they went onsale 36 minutes ago. The server got hammered, but just a few moments ago I managed to get the page to load and my limited French sufficed for me to order my tickets.

Oh, yes. That’s right. Tom Waits at Le Grand Rex in Paris in July. This will be cool.

The Waits killing me

Dates for the European leg of Tom Waits’s tour are dribbling out. Two UK shows have been announced, but they’re both in Edinburgh and they’re both when I’m going to be in Canada. Uncut seems to be implying that they’ll be the only UK dates, but I’m hoping it’s too early to say that.

If those are the only UK dates, or if other UK dates happen afterwards when I’m out of the country I’m going to have to destroy something.