Some brief news from the world of music: After having been quiet for a few years, Tom Waits is planning to issue three new CDs. He will be revisiting some of his early material, from the days when he was a mellow tenor singing about ice cream and old shoes, and giving those songs his now customary deep-growl treatment. Surprisingly, however, the instrumentation will be different: the junkyard clatter, accordions, and violins will be replaced by schmaltzy lounge-music arrangements and Motown back-up singers. Kind of like Leonard Cohen.
Speaking of whom, Cohen too will be releasing a new album, entitled Early Summer Nights. It will consist of songs sung in duet with characters from the Muppets, and in French.
At least, this is how it was in my dream.