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The Piano Has Been Drinking: Tom Waits in London Town

Barney Hoskyns, Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits (Faber), March 2009

In this excerpt from Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits, the barfly bard of the Hollywood sidewalks visits London for the first time, meets the rock press, gets drunk and angry, and begins writing Small Change.

Total word count of piece: 2120

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